This species occurs in the Upper Amazon Basin of southern Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and western Brazil. Its altitudinal range is around 100-200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This tree frog is generally found on branches in secondary and primary tropical rainforest, congregating for breeding in temporary ponds and swampy areas. Presumably, eggs and tadpoles develop in these waterbodies. It is an adaptable species and also occurs in degraded habitats and pastureland.
It is not an abundant species.
No major threats, a widespread species with large areas of suitable habitat remaining.
Found in many protected areas including three in Colombia; three in Ecuador; several conservation units in Brazil; and Parque Nacional Manu in Peru.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Claudia Azevedo-Ramos, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Cisneros-Heredia, Javier Icochea, Ariadne Angulo, Marinus Hoogmoed 2004. Dendropsophus riveroi. In: IUCN 2014