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Bale Mountains Tree Frog
Range Bale Mountains of Ethiopia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Amphibia
Order Anura
Family Brevicipitidae
Genus Balebreviceps
Species Balebreviceps hillmani
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered

The Bale Mountains tree frog (Balebreviceps hillmani), is a species of frog in the Brevicipitidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Balebreviceps. It is 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.