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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Alaudidae.


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  • There are many species of interest, including the | endemic Archer's lark (Heteromirafra archeri), a species of dragon tree (Dracaena ombet), and a large suite of desert ungulates, including the last viable population of African wild ass (Equus africanus somalicus).

    Ethiopian xeric grasslands and shrublands

  • The ecoregion also contains part of the South Ethiopian highlands endemic bird area, centered on the forests, grasslands, and thickets to the southwest of the Bale Mountains and including the Yabello Sanctuary at around 1,700 meters where the endemic Sidamo lark (Heteromirafra sidamoensis, EN), white-tailed swallow (Hirundo megaensis, VU) and Ethiopian bush-crow (Zavattariornis stresemanni, VU) occur.

    Ethiopian montane forests

  • Levels of endemism are generally low, with strict endemics limited to only one bird, Archer’s lark (Heteromirafra archeri, VU), a gerbil Gerbillus acticola, and two geckos, Arnold’s leaf-toed gecko (Hemidactylus arnoldi) and a subspecies of the northern sand gecko (Tropiocolotes tripolitanus somalicus).

    Ethiopian xeric grasslands and shrublands


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