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Balebreviceps hillmani (Bale Mountains Treefrog)

Wikipedia Abstract

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. 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.
View Wikipedia Record: Balebreviceps hillmani

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Balebreviceps hillmani


Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  2.087 inches (5.3 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Ethiopian montane grasslands and woodlands Ethiopia, Eritrea Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Ethiopian montane moorlands Ethiopia Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bale Mountains National Park II 610597 Oromīya, Ethiopia  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Bale Mountains Ethiopia

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe Yes

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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