This species occurs only in the Cerrado biome in the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, in Brazil. It occurs up to 800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on the upper parts of low vegetation, and inhabits springs, streams, and marshes, where it also breeds. It also adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a common species.
Logging and dam construction are major 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).
Ulisses Caramaschi, Luciana Barreto Nascimento, Débora Silvano 2004. Dendropsophus jimi. In: IUCN 2014