This species is known from the Andes of central and northeastern Colombia in the departments of Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Santander, and Norte de Santander. It has been recorded from 1,600-3,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits páramo, ponds, pasture (including artificial), urban zones, and gardens. It presumably breeds in ponds.
It is an abundant and extremely common species.
There are no known threats to this adaptable species. It is used for experiments in universities for teaching purposes, but this is not considered a threat.
Its range includes a few protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It was removed from the synonymy of Smilisca phaeota where it had been placed by Duellman (1968).
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Dendropsophus labialis. In: IUCN 2014