Eutropis tammanna DAS, DE SILVA & AUSTIN, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Eutropis tammanna?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Eutropis tammanna DAS, DE SILVA & AUSTIN 2008|
Type locality: 17 mile post, Buttala (06°40'53"N, 81°16'14"E; elevation 125 m asl), Kataragama Road, Uva Province, Sri Lanka
|Types||Holotype: NMSL, Department of National Museums, Colombo (formerly, the Ceylon Museum, CMS), registration number awaited (field number CCA 2365), adult male; C. C. Austin and A. de Silva, collectors, 7 November 2002.|
|Etymology||Derived from Pali, a Middle Indo-Aryan dialect, and the source of Sinhala and several east Indian languages, meaning bronze, the overall colour of dorsum of the new species. Tammanna is also the point where King Vijaya (543–504 B.C.), who founded the first Sinhalese empire, landed on the island, close to the Tammanna Estate, where we collected additional material of the new species.|