This is a poorly known species from two closely situated localities: San Jose on the Río Santa Rosa, and Tutumbaro on the Río Pienee, in the drainage of the Río Apurimac, both on the eastern face of the Andes in central Peru. The localities are about 12km apart in Ayacucho Department. Its altitudinal range is 1,005-1,840m asl. It might range more widely than is currently known.
Habitat and Ecology
This stream breeding species is present in disturbed montane cloud forest with bamboo, ferns and elephant ear plants.
Nothing is known about its population status.
Its major threats are not known.
It is not known from any protected areas. Further research is required to aid its conservation, for example to determine the limits of its range and its 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, Jorge Luis Martinez 2004. Hypsiboas palaestes. In: IUCN 2014