This species occurs in the interior basins of Tocantins state, Brazil and the eastern Brazilian Amazon basin, including the Santa Cruz lowlands of Bolivia and northern Paraguay, French Guiana and Suriname.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on leaves and branches near waterbodies in tropical rain and dry forest and in forest edges. It reproduces in natural temporary ponds.
It is locally common in Bolivia and Brazil, but it is rare in the Guianas.
Clear cutting is a threat to this species.
The creation of new protected areas and research actions are needed for this species. Conservation units are present within its range.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich et al. 2005). It has been considered to be a subspecies of Dendropsophus seniculus (Bokermann 1964). More than one species is probably covered under this name.
Débora Silvano, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Robert Reynolds, Marinus Hoogmoed 2004. Dendropsophus melanargyreus. In: IUCN 2014