Discoglossus nigriventer (Mendelssohn & Steinitz 1940)
Hebrew name: עגולשון שחור-גחון, agulashon sh’hor-gahon
Global Threat: Extinct
Regional Threat: Extinct
Historic distribution: the Israel painted frog was endemic to the Hula region and the seasonal water bodies nearby. Isolated specimens (adults and tadpoles) were collected near Nahal Shuakh and in the lake vicinity. The species was apparently eliminated by the lake drainage and the change in the character of the surrounding aquatic habitat.
Typical Habitat in Past: Seasonal pools and drainage channels.
Major Extinction Factors: Drainage of the Hula Lake and habitat destruction.
Period During Which Species Became Extinct: The late 1950s.
Species Rehabilitation Possibility: There are no remaining specimens in the world.