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Lankascincus greeri BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA, 2007

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Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Ristellidae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLankascincus greeri BATUWITA & PETHIYAGODA 2007 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Kombala-Kottawa Forest Reserve near Hiyaré,
Galle (Southern Province), 06º04’N, 80º15’E, 60 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WHT 6524 (adult male), 52.0 mm SVL, 04 April, 2003, coll. S. Batuwita 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after Allan E. Greer of the Australian Museum, in recognition of his many contributions to the taxonomy of Scincidae. The name is Latinized as a noun in the genitive singular case. 
References
  • Batuwita, Sudesh and Rohan Pethiyagoda 2007. Description of new species of Sri Lankan Litter Skink (Squamata: Scincidae: Lankascincus). Ceylon Journal of Science (Bio. Sci.) 36(2):80-87
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Botejue, W. Madhava S.; Jayantha Wattavidanage 2012. Herpetofaunal diversity and distribution in Kalugala proposed forest reserve, Western province of Sri Lanka. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 5 (2): 65-80(e38). - get paper here
  • Karunarathna, D. M. S. S. and A. A. T. Amarasinghe 2012. Reptile diversity in Beraliya Mukalana proposed forest reserve, Galle District - Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 4 (1): 20-26 - 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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