This species is known from the type locality: the province of Chapare, in the department of Cochabamba, Bolivia, at 2,100m asl, and from a very nearby locality at 1,700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is an arboreal species that inhabits moist montane forest. It appears to be dependent on the presence of epiphytes. There is no information known about breeding habits, but it probably breeds by direct development, like other species of the genus.
It is a common species at the type locality.
Logging might be a threat in the future, but at present there are no major threats, and the population is stable.
The type locality is within Parque Nacional Carrasco. This species requires close population monitoring given that it has a very restricted range.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.
Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2004. Yunganastes ashkapara. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56433A11477563. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56433A11477563.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019