This species is known from the state of São Paulo, in Brazil. It occurs from 700-900m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species occurs in primary and secondary forest edges on low vegetation near waterbodies, such as ponds and slow-flowing streams. The eggs are deposited near the water surface and are attached on to the vegetation in slow-flowing streams. It has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats.
It is a common species.
Habitat loss due to deforestation, and agricultural encroachment is a threat to the species.
The species is known from two protected areas. The creation of new protected areas to conserve the species' habitat is desirable. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence and ecological requirements is needed. Further research is required to resolve taxonomic confusion within the genus Scinax.
Sergio Potsch de Carvalho-e-Silva, Ana Maria Telles 2004. Scinax hiemalis. In: IUCN 2014