This species is known from the low elevation Amazonian drainage of southeastern Colombia, southern Venezuela (Amazonas State), and central Amazonian Brazil. It occurs from up to 80-400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found in trees in tropical rainforest next to lakes, permanent waterbodies or flooded forest (igapo), especially in rivers of clear or black waters in the Amazon basin. It also occurs along side rivers in savannah enclaves in Amazonia. It lays its eggs in streams (no nests). The tadpoles live in the streams.
It appears not to be a common frog. It has been confused in the past with Hyla boans.
There are no threats to the species overall at present, since most of its range is in areas of minimal human impact, although there are some localized threats.
Its range includes several protected areas.
This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Hypsiboas (Faivovich, et al., 2005). It was resurrected from the synonymy of Hyla boans by Hoogmoed (1990). Some specimens identified as Hyla boans in the literature for Venezuelan localities, might represent Hypsiboas wavrini (see Hoogmoed 1990, La Marca 1992).
Andrés Acosta-Galvis, Claudia Azevedo-Ramos 2004. Hypsiboas wavrini. In: IUCN 2014