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Ethiopian short-headed frog

(Balebreviceps hillmani)

Description

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.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Amphibia
Order:Anura
Family:Brevicipitidae
Genus:Balebreviceps
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