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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Ceylon Bloodsucker 
SynonymCalotes mystaceus var. ceylonensis MÜLLER 1887: 292
Calotes ceylonensis — BOULENGER 1890: 139
Calotes kelaarti NEVILL 1887 (fide BOULENGER 1887 in Zool. Rec.)
Calotes saleoides WERNER 1896: 7 (fide SMITH 1935)
Calotes ceylonensis — SMITH 1935: 202
Calotes ceylonensis — TAYLOR 1953: 1572
Calotes ceylonensis — WERMUTH 1967: 36
Calotes ceylonensis — MACEY et al. 2000
Calotes ceylonensis — KARUNARATHNA & AMARASINGHE 2011
Calotes ceylanica — JAYASEKARA et al. 2020 (in error) 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Kumbukan-aar, SE Ceylon.  
TypesHolotype: NMBA = NHMB 3340; Male (81.9 mm SVL); (fig. 2). Coll. P. Sarasin & F. Sarasin; Date. 1886 
CommentSynonymy after SMITH 1935 and WERMUTH 1967.

“Uncommon” in Sri Lanka (BAHIR & SURASINGHE 2005). 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution on Ceylon (= Sri Lanka). 
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  • Amarasinghe, A.A. Thasun; D.M.S. Suranjan Karunarathna, and J. Fujinuma 2014. A New Calotes Species from Sri Lanka with a Redescription of Calotes liolepis Boulenger, 1885. Herpetologica 70 (3): 323-338 - get paper here
  • Bahir, M.M. & K. P. Maduwage 2005. Calotes desilvai, a new species of agamid lizard from Morningside Forest, Sri Lanka. Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl. No. 12: 381-392 - get paper here
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  • Das, Indraneil & Abhijit Das 2017. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd., Oxford, 176 pp.
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  • Karunarathna, Suranjan D. M. S. and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2011. A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE REPTILE FAUNA IN NILGALA FOREST AND ITS VICINITY, MONARAGALA DISTRICT, SRI LANKA. Taprobanica 3 (2): 69-76 - get paper here
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