This species is known only from two specimens collected in 1875 "at a hill stream debouching [= flowing] into the Irrawady at the second defile [= narrow gorge]" (Anderson 1879) in the Myanmar-Yunnan Province (China) border region.
Habitat and Ecology
No further information is known regarding its habitat and ecology, other than that the type specimens came from a montane stream. This species presumably breeds by larval development.
It has not been recorded again since it was first described, and results from recent surveys of the type locality are not yet available (Wogan pers. comm.).
There is no information available on threats to this species.
The type locality is just outside Hkakabo Razi National Park in Myanmar. Taxonomic evaluation of this species, including comparison with other montane Chinese species, is needed.
Peter Paul van Dijk, Guinevere Wogan 2004. Hylarana margariana. In: IUCN 2014