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Eight new species of Pseudophilautus (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Sripada World Heritage Site (Peak Wilderness), a local amphibian hotspot in Sri Lanka
Eight new species of Pseudophilautus were discovered as a result of a survey carried out to study the herpetofaunal diversity with the changes in elevation in the Sripada World Heritage Site (Peak Wilderness), Central Hills of Sri Lanka.
Review of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) in Sri Lanka with the description of five new species
Five new species of geckos are described from Sri Lanka by morphological comparison and morphometric analysis leading to review the genus Cnemaspis in the country. The type series of these species…
Pseudophilautus dilmah, a new species of shrub frog (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from a threatened habitat Loolkandura in Sri Lanka
- L. Wickramasinghe, I. N. Bandara, D. R. Vidanapathirana, K. H. Tennakoon, S. Samarakoon, N. Wickramasinghe
- 26 April 2015
It is shown that the species is genetically distinct from other members of Pseudophilautus for which gene sequences are available and the high rate of deforestation and anthropogenic activities threaten this population in its natural habitat.
Lost and found: One of the world's most elusive amphibians, Pseudophilautus stellatus (Kelaart 1853) rediscovered.
- L. Wickramasinghe, D. R. Vidanapathirana, +5 authors N. Wickramasinghe
- Biology, MedicineZootaxa
- 5 March 2013
A molecular phylogenetic analysis is conducted, on which basis the species is well differentiated from all other Pseudophilautus sequenced so far, and placed in a clade together with P. frankenbergi, P. mooreorum, and P. poppiae.
Back from the dead: The world’s rarest toad Adenomus kandianus rediscovered in Sri Lanka
Adenomus kandianus Gunther (1872) was previously known only from two specimens both deposited in the British Museum,the holotype BMNH19184.108.40.206, and the syntype of A. kelaarti BMNH19220.127.116.11. The…
Two new species of Lankascincus (Squamata: Scincidae) from Sripada Sanctuary (Peak Wilderness), in Sri Lanka
The present work describes two new species of Lankascincus from the Sripada Sanctuary (Peak Wilderness Sanctuary) of Sri Lanka, one of which can be clearly distinguished from other members of the genus, by having three loreal scales, posterior loreals larger than the anterior in longitudinal axis.
Rediscovery of Pseudophilautus hypomelas (Günther, 1876) (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Peak Wilderness, Sri Lanka, a species thought to be extinct!
Pseudophilautus hypomelas, previously known from the type collection of 14 specimens deposited in the Natural History Museum, London, is rediscovered from the Peak Wilderness, Central Hills of Sri Lanka, with a rediscription of the species from fresh collections.
A new species of Polypedates Tschudi (Amphibia, Anura, Rhacophoridae) from Sri Lanka
A new species of frog tentatively assigned to the genus Polypedates is described from the Gilimale forest reserve of theSabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka. This tree frog is characterized by unique…
Cnemaspis rammalensis sp. nov., Sri Lanka's largest day-gecko (Sauria: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from Rammalakanda Man and Biosphere Reserve in southern Sri Lanka.
- D. R. Vidanapathirana, M. Rajeev, N. Wickramasinghe, S. S. Fernando, L. Wickramasinghe
- Medicine, BiologyZootaxa
- 22 January 2014
A new species of rock dwelling gecko belonging to the genus Cnemaspis is described from Sri Lanka based on a suite of morphological features and is the second largest of the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka Biodiversity Hotspot.
A new species of Cnemaspis (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Sri Lanka
- L. Wickramasinghe
- 30 November 2006
A new species of Cnemaspis, C. ranwellai is described from Gannoruwa in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, which is similar to C. jerdoni scalepensis Ferguson, 1877, but differs from the former by having spine-like tubercles in the tail.