This species is known from just two localities in eastern Brazil: Pedra Azul in northern Minas Gerais State, and Maracas in central Bahia State. It presumably occurs more widely than this.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in dry Caatinga (thorn forest) savannah, and in rock outcrops. It presumably breeds in temporary ponds.
It is very poorly known, and there is no information on its population status.
The major threats to this species are probably related to habitat loss due to agricultural development, livestock grazing and fire.
It is not known from any protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Oswaldo Luiz Peixoto, Bruno Pimenta 2004. Dendropsophus novaisi. In: IUCN 2014