This is a widespread species from Misiones, Chaco, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, La Pampa, and Santa Fe (0-1250m asl); all departments in Uruguay; Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina in Brazil; and southern Paraguay.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in open habitats in forests, grasslands, and flooded savannahs. It breeds in permanent ponds and flooded grasslands. It is possible that it adapts well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a common species.
This species is threatened by agricultural water pollution (specifically pesticide runoff) in Córdoba.
Taxonomic research needed to determine status of species complex. It occurs in a number of protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). Hypsiboas prasinus and H. joaquini are often considered to be subspecies of H. pulchellus. H. cordobae and H. riojanus were previously considered subspecies, but have been recently separated by Faivovich et al. (2004).
Axel Kwet, Lucy Aquino, Esteban Lavilla, Ismael di Tada 2004. Hypsiboas pulchellus. In: IUCN 2014