This species occurs in the eastern lowlands and cordilleras in the Darien Province of Panama, and in adjacent Colombia, extending the western and northern slopes of the Western Cordillera, as far south as the Department of Risaralda, and east to the middle Magdalena Valley in the Departments of Cunidnamarca and Boyaca. It occurs below 500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal species of humid lowland forest, which is able to survive in degraded habitats. Breeding takes place in temporary and permanent pools.
It is a reasonably common species.
The major threats are likely to be deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops.
It occurs in the Parque Nacional Darién in Panama, but has not been recorded from any protected areas in Colombia.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, John Lynch 2004. Dendropsophus subocularis. In: IUCN 2014