Scaphiopus

noun Sca·phi·o·pus \skəˈfīəpəs\

Definition of Scaphiopus

  1. :  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 — more at capon


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