Calotes manamendrai AMARASINGHE & KARUNARATHNA, 2014
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|Higher Taxa||Agamidae (Draconinae), Sauria, Iguania, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||English: Manamendra-Arachchi’s Whistling Lizard|
Sinhala: Manamendra-Arachchigë Uruwan Katussa.
|Synonym||Calotes manamendrai AMARASINGHE & KARUNARATHNA in AMARASINGHE et al. 2014|
|Distribution||C Sri Lanka|
Type locality: Riverstone, Knuckles, Sri Lanka; 1000 m elevation
|Reproduction||oviparous (by implication)|
|Types||Holotype: 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.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The 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.|
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