This species is known only from Quissange in western Angola.
Habitat and Ecology
No information about habitat or natural history is provided in the original description, which is exclusively based on morphology. The habitat and ecological requirements of this species are not known, although assuming that it breeds in a similar manner to other species in the genus, it lays its eggs in a nest buried in mud near water, into which the larvae emerge and develop.
There is no information on its population status. It is known only from the holotype, which has been destroyed.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Further research is needed into the distribution and population status, ecology and threats of this species. There is continuing doubt as to the taxonomic validity of this species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, extent of occurrence (EOO), status and ecological requirements.
This species is only known from holotype, lost in fire. It is not mentioned in the review of African treefrogs by Schiøtz (1999), nor in the Field Guide to the Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa by Channing (2001). It was considered as a synonym of Leptopelis bocagei by Loveridge (1933), but Perret (1976) considered it to be a valid species.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, South African Frog Re-assessment Group (SA-FRoG) 2017. Leptopelis marginatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56264A77164261. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T56264A77164261.en .Downloaded on 22 January 2019