This species can be found in extreme southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), and Uruguay (Durazno, La Valleja, Maldonado, Rivera, Rocha, San Jose, and Treinta y Tres Departments), at an elevation of 0-500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in shrubland and is arboreal. It lays eggs on vegetation above standing water. The larvae develop in water and the tolerance to habitat disturbance is unknown.
It can be common in some parts of its range.
Possibly threatened by pet trade and conversion of native habitat to pastures.
Possibly occurs in Lagoa do Peixe National Park, but this is not confirmed. Creation of new protected areas and research actions needed.
The Argentinian population might be Phyllomedusa tetraploidea (see Pombal and Haddad 1992).
Axel Kwet, Paulo Garcia, Débora Silvano, Jose Langone 2004. Phyllomedusa iheringii. In: IUCN 2014