This species occurs on the eastern slopes of the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes, Peru, Departamentos Cuzco and Puno; Bolivia, Departamentos La Paz, Cochabamba and Sanata Cruz. Its altitudinal range is 450-2,210m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Its habitat is cloud and Yungas forest, breeds in slow flowing streams and ditches. It is present in disturbed habitat.
It is very common.
There are no major threats to this species.
Present in many protected areas in Bolivia and Parque Nacional Manu in Peru.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). This form is a complex of more than one species; one of the species involved needs to be called Hypsiboas callipleura (J. Köhler pers comm).
Ariadne Angulo, Steffen reichle, Jörn Köhler, Wilfredo Arizabal 2004. Hypsiboas balzani. In: IUCN 2014