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Cnemaspis kumarasinghei MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE & MUNINDRADASA, 2007

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesSinhala: Kumarasinhage diva huna
Tamil: Kumarasinghevin pahal palli
E: Kumarasinghe’s day gecko 
SynonymCnemaspis kumarasinghei MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE & MUNINDRADASA 2007
Cnemaspis kumarasinghei — MANAMENDRA-ARACHCHI et al. 2007 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Maragala, Monaragala, Sri Lanka, (N 06° 52’ 55.8” E 081° 23’ 09.7”, elevation 910m).  
TypesHolotype: NMSL 20061301, Adult male, 31.61 mm SVL, 27.04.2004, collected by L . J. Mendis Wickramasinghe and R.H.S.S. Fernando. 
EtymologyThe species is an eponym in the Latin genitive singular honouring Siril Kumarasinghe, for his sacrifices towards conserving the wildlife in the country, eventually giving away his own life to the very cause. 
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  • Somaweera, R. & Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: a colour guide with field keys. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 304 pp.
  • VIDANAPATHIRANA, DULAN RANGA; M. D. GEHAN RAJEEV, NETHU WICKRAMASINGHE, SAMANTHA SURANJAN FERNANDO & L. J. MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE & L. J. MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE 2014. Cnemaspis rammalensis sp. nov., Sri Lanka’s largest day-gecko (Sauria: Gekkonidae: Cnemaspis) from Rammalakanda Man and Biosphere Reserve in southern Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 3755 (3): 273–286
  • Wickramasinghe, L.J. MENDIS; & D. A. I. MUNINDRADASA 2007. Review of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) in Sri Lanka with the description of five new species. Zootaxa 1490: 1-63 - get paper here
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