This species occurs on the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental, Santander and Norte de Santander Departments, Colombia, at 1,050-3,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in streams in cloud forest, and near streams in heavily disturbed areas. The eggs are laid on vegetation, and the larvae develop in the water.
It is common, with many recent records.
Threats to this species include habitat loss due to agricultural cultivation and cattle ranching, and predation from introduced trout.
It occurs in three protected areas: Guanentá, Rasgon, and Los Estoraques.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hyloscirtus (Faivovich et al. 2005).
María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Hyloscirtus callipeza. In: IUCN 2014