This species is found in the Llanos of eastern Arauca-Meta (Colombia) and Venezuela eastwards through, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. It is also present on the Icacos Peninsula of southwestern Trinidad island. Lescure and Marty (2001) indicated that this species inhabits the littoral band at the north of French Guiana, and that further south the species is replaced by Dendropsophus nanus. It is found from sea level up to approximately 600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is usually found in lowland savannahs, open grassland and at forest edges. In the Gran Sabana region, it has been found at night calling from leaves of bushes around a tropical forest pond, and from vegetation 40-60cm above the water. Eggs and tadpoles develop in temporary pools. It is an adaptable species.
It is generally a common species, although it is considered to be uncommon in Colombia.
There are no major threats to this adaptable species. In Colombia, it is locally threatened by oil extraction and forest loss.
Several protected areas occur within the range of this species.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Ross MacCulloch, Jesús Manzanilla, Jerry Hardy 2010. Dendropsophus minusculus. In: IUCN 2014