This species is known from the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Central and upper Río Magdalena Valley, in Huila department, Colombia, between 1,750–2,250 m asl (Acosta Galvis and Cuentas 2016).
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits forest and secondary forest patches. It is adaptable and able to live in farmland. It lays its eggs in ponds and temporary pools where the tadpoles develop.
It is a common species and the population is considered to be stable.
The threats to this species are unknown.
The range includes an archaeological park, which affords it some protection.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, and threats.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because, despite having a restricted extent of occurrence (EOO = 465 km2), it is tolerant to a degree of habitat modification and the population is considered to be stable.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich et al. 2005).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Dendropsophus praestans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T55610A85902834. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T55610A85902834.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019