Leptopelis marginatus (Barboza du Bocage, 1895)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Leptopelinae > Genus: Leptopelis > Species: Leptopelis marginatus

Hylambates marginatus Barboza du Bocage, 1895, Herpetol. Angola Congo: 178. Holotype: MBL T.218-241, according to Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 23; destroyed in 1978 fire. Type locality: "Quissange", Angola.

Leptopelis marginatusPerret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 23.

English Names

Quissange Forest Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 69).


Known only from the type locality (unique holotype now lost) (Quissange, western Angola).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Angola

Endemic: Angola


Considered a junior synonym of Leptopelis bocagii by Loveridge, 1933, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 74: 393. Nevertheless, Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 23, thought it distinctive. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 125–126, provided a map and brief account for Angola. These authors thought it a nomen dubium although  Perret, 1976, Arq. Mus. Bocage, Ser. 2, 6: 23, had examined the specimen and thought it distinctive. Becker, Baptista, Vaz Pinto, Ernst, and Conradie, 2023, Namib. J. Environm., 8: 245–257, discussed this species, its range in the highlands of Angola, and provided a dot map. 

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