This species is poorly known, and has been recorded only from the type locality of "Huancabamba" (Boulenger 1912), in Pasco Department, Peru, where it was collected at 1,900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
All that is known about its habitat and ecological requirements is that it lives in montane forests and is likely to breed in water.
There is nothing known about its population status. It has not been found since it was first collected.
The major threats to this species are not known, although there is some agricultural development in the general area (cultivation of coffee and rearing of livestock).
It is not known from any protected areas. Further research is needed into this species, for example to determine the limits of its range, and its ecological requirements and population status.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Ariadne Angulo, Edgar Lehr, Wilfredo Arizabal, Karl-Heinz Jungfer 2004. Hypsiboas melanopleura. In: IUCN 2014