This species is known only from the type locality, Poços de Caldas, in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, at about 1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The specimens were collected in savannah. This species is believed to be a stream breeder.
It has not been collected again since it was first described, and its current population status is not known.
Mining and infrastructure development are major threats to the habitat in the region of the type locality, although there is no information known regarding specific threats to this species.
Its range is not within any protected areas. More research into its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich et al. 2005).
Ulisses Caramaschi, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz 2004. Hypsiboas stenocephalus. In: IUCN 2014