This species is known from central Brazil, from the type locality (Silvânia) and the municipality of Ipameri in the state of Goiás, and the Distrito Federal, in Brazil. It has been recorded from 700-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
In inhabits the Cerrado and occurs on vegetation near waterbodies inside or at the edge of gallery forests, where it also breeds. It does not adapt well to anthropogenic disturbance.
It is a common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging and fires are major threats to the species’ habitat.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Rogério Bastos, Guarino Colli, Débora Silvano 2004. Scinax centralis. In: IUCN 2014