This species is currently known only from the type locality, stated to be "Los Bacos" (Mijares-Urrutia and Rivero 2000) in the municipality of Bolívar, in the Sierra de Aroa in Yaracuy State, Venezuela (about 10° 22'N; 68° 50'W), at 1,580-1,600m asl. It might have a wider distribution within the Sierra de Aroa, but this has not yet been confirmed.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of cloud forests that is likely to breed in water.
The population status of this species is not known.
The major threats to this species’ habitat are agricultural development (for both crops and livestock), as well as logging. However, the cloud forests that this species inhabits, in spite of having been reduced in area, are still extensive and continuous above 1,000m asl.
Part of the range of this species is likely to be within Parque Nacional Yurubí.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Dendropsophus (Faivovich et al. 2005). It differs from all Venezuelan species of Dendropsophus by possessing orange, dark-bordered spots on the axillae, thighs, and/or tibiae.
Abraham Mijares, Jesús Manzanilla, Enrique La Marca 2004. Dendropsophus yaracuyanus. In: IUCN 2014