Bale Mountains tree frog

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Bale Mountains tree frog
Conservation status
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Brevicipitidae
Genus: Balebreviceps
Largen and Drewes, 1989
Species: B. hillmani
Binomial name
Balebreviceps hillmani
Largen & Drewes, 1989

The Bale Mountains tree frog (Balebreviceps hillmani) is a species of frog in the Brevicipitidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Balebreviceps and endemic to the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia.[2] Its natural habitats are tree heath (Erica arborea) woodlands near the timberline as well as partly cleared mixed forests further down. Despite its entire range being within the Bale Mountains National Park, it is threatened by habitat loss and deterioration (deforestation) caused by cattle grazing, firewood collection, fencing, and settlement development.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2013). "Balebreviceps hillmani". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Balebreviceps Largen and Drewes, 1989". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 13 January 2014.