This species is disjunctively distributed in the humid lowlands of southwestern Costa Rica and adjacent southwestern Panama, central and eastern Panama, through the Pacific lowlands of Colombia and the northern slopes of the Cordillera Occidental, to western Ecuador. Its altitudinal range is 10-900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an adaptable species that occurs in primary and secondary forest, but also in heavily altered areas such as small strips of trees in pastureland. Breeding takes place in a shallow water-filled depression constructed by the male close to a stream. Developing tadpoles swim from this nest to streams when they become flooded.
It is common in Ecuador, uncommon in Colombia, and fairly common on the south Pacific slope of Costa Rica.
It is a very adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.
It has been recorded from a number of protected areas in Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Ecuador.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005).
Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q., Lynch, J., Jungfer, K., Morales, M. & Bolaños, F. 2008. Hypsiboas rosenbergi. In: IUCN 2014