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Eutropis tammanna DAS, DE SILVA & AUSTIN, 2008

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Mabuyinae, Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEutropis tammanna DAS, DE SILVA & AUSTIN 2008 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: 17 mile post, Buttala (06°40'53"N, 81°16'14"E; elevation 125 m asl), Kataragama Road, Uva Province, Sri Lanka  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: 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. 
Comment 
EtymologyDerived 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. 
References
  • Das, Indraneil; de Silva, Anslem; Austin, Christopher C. 2008. A new species of Eutropis (Squamata: Scincidae) from Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 1700: 35-52 - get paper here
  • Somaweera, R. & Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: a colour guide with field keys. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 304 pp.
 
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