This species is known from the Cerrado of Central Brazil in the states of Goiás and Tocantins, from 1,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on vegetation near permanent and temporary waterbodies in open areas, where it also breeds. It adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a common species.
Logging and dam construction are threats to the species' habitat.
Its range includes several protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Rogério Bastos, Dante Pavan, Débora Silvano 2004. Dendropsophus cruzi. In: IUCN 2014