This species occurs in the Chacoan region of eastern Bolivia, northern Paraguay, Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil), and northern Argentina.
Up to 1500 m
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in the dry Chaco and is an arboreal species. It occurs on vegetation near temporary lagoons or ponds and the males call at night. They make a coarse leaf nest, filled with their glutinous egg-clutches which hangs over the water, the hatched tadpoles then drop in to the water below where they develop. It breeds only in the rainy season and is not tolerant of substantial habitat disturbance.
This species' geographic range is the Chacoan region of eastern Bolivia, northern Paraguay, Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil), and northern Argentina. Its altitudinal range is up to 1,500m asl.
It is threatened by the international pet trade and in Argentina by the destruction of Chaco habitat for agriculture and wood extraction, land and water pollution caused by agrochemical runoff. Fires are also a threat.
It occurs in many protected areas.
Lucy Aquino, Guarino Colli, Steffen Reichle, Débora Silvano, Ismael di Tada, Esteban Lavilla 2004. Phyllomedusa sauvagii. In: IUCN 2014