This species is known only from the type locality, Pirassununga, in São Paulo State, Brazil. It most likely occurs in a larger area, but this area has been poorly sampled. It has been recorded from around 600-700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found on the top of blades of grass in savannahs, and breeds in temporary and permanent ponds.
This is a very common species where it is known to occur.
The main threats to this species are thought to be fire and agricultural pollution.
Its type locality is within a protected area.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Ulisses Caramaschi, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz 2004. Dendropsophus rhea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55624A11342498. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55624A11342498.en .Downloaded on 11 December 2018