This species occurs in the Upper Amazon Basin in Amazonas and Bolívar states, Venezuela; Colombia; Brazil; Ecuador; Bolivia and Peru, at up to 1,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This tree frog species has been found on the leaves and branches of primary and secondary tropical rainforests, as well as open spaces close to forest. It prefers swamps within forest, but it also could be found in temporary watercourses or permanent ponds. Specimens usually perch at heights less than 1.5m, on leaves, frequently on Heliconia (De la Riva 1993). Reproduction occurs in temporary waterbodies. The eggs are laid in water and the tadpoles develop there too. According to the QCAZ database, individuals can be found in altered zones.
It is locally uncommon to common.
There are no known threats to this species.
Conservation units are present within its range. In Ecuador, its geographic range overlaps with Reserva de Producción Faunística Cuyabeno, Parque Nacional Yasuní, Reserva Biológica Limoncocha, Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, and Parque Nacional Sumaco Napo-Galeras.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Enrique La Marca, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Dendropsophus parviceps. In: IUCN 2014