Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ecuador, Peru
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IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
For Red List information on this species, see the IUCN species account.
From the IUCN Red List Species Account:
This species is known from the Amazonian lowlands of Peru, northeastern Ecuador and two sites in the southern part of Amazonas Department, Colombia. Its altitudinal range is to 300m asl. It presumably occurs more widely, in particular between known sites.
Habitat and Ecology
A little-known nocturnal species, it is recorded from bushes in primary flooded and terra firme forest. Its breeding habitats are not known; observations suggest that it possibly uses bromeliads for refuge (D. Cisneros-Heredia pers. comm.).
The population is not known. The species could be Near Threatened in Ecuador; however records from southern Colombia and Peru suggest that it might be much more widely distributed than is currently known.
In Ecuador there is some localized habitat loss to different human activities such as agriculture (crops, livestock etc.), and selective logging.
In Ecuador, the geographic range overlaps with Parque Nacional Yasuní; and possibly occurs in Limoncocha Reserva Biológica.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hyloscirtus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Hyloscirtus albopunctulatus. In: IUCN 2012