Scaphiopus

noun Sca·phi·o·pus \ skəˈfīəpəs \

Definition of Scaphiopus

: a genus of toads comprising the American spadefoot toads and being placed in the family Pelobatidae or sometimes made the type of Scaphiopodidae

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Origin and Etymology of scaphiopus

New Latin Scaphiopod-, Scaphiopus, from Greek skapheion spade + New Latin -pus; akin to Greek skaptein to dig


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