This species is known only from the type locality (mouth of Pauini River) and Purus River in the central Amazon Basin in Brazil. It almost certainly occurs much more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on leaves and branches in open areas near rivers in tropical rainforest. The eggs are laid in streams and the tadpoles develop there also.
It is a common species.
There are no known threats to this species.
It apparently does not occur in 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).
Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos 2004. Dendropsophus pauiniensis. In: IUCN 2014