This species is known only from the slopes of the Bolivian Andes, at La Siberia, on the border between the departments of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, and from Sehuencas in Parque Nacional Carrasco. It has been found at approximately 2,600m asl, though it presumably has a broader elevational range than this, and may also occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is both aquatic and terrestrial, and inhabits cloud forest and mountain streams, though its adaptability to altered habitats is not known. It presumably breeds in streams by larval development.
It is an uncommon species.
It is likely to be adversely affected by ongoing habitat loss and degradation taking place mainly due to agriculture, logging, and human settlement. Chytridiomycosis is a potential future threat.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Carrasco and possibly also in Parque Nacional Amboro.
Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2004. Telmatobius edaphonastes. In: IUCN 2014