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Calotes manamendrai AMARASINGHE & KARUNARATHNA, 2014

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Higher TaxaAgamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesEnglish: Manamendra-Arachchi’s Whistling Lizard
Sinhala: Manamendra-Arachchigë Uruwan Katussa. 
SynonymCalotes manamendrai AMARASINGHE & KARUNARATHNA in AMARASINGHE et al. 2014 
DistributionC Sri Lanka

Type locality: Riverstone, Knuckles, Sri Lanka; 1000 m elevation  
Reproductionoviparous (by implication) 
TypesHolotype: NMSL5976, adult female, SVL 69.7 mm (collector and the date unknown). Paratype: NMSL5977, adult female, SVL 59.8 mm; other details are the same as the holotype. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species epithet is an eponym Latinized in the genitive singular, honoring Kelum Nalinda Manamendra– Arachchi for his generous teaching and guidance in taxonomic studies for the first two authors as well as his remarkable contributions to herpetology, zooarchaeology, and biodiversity conservation in Sri Lanka. 
  • 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
  • Kwet, Axel 2015. Liste der im Jahr 2014 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2015 (3): 50-64 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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