You are here » home advanced search Lankascincus munindradasai


Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lankascincus munindradasai?

Add your own observation of
Lankascincus munindradasai »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaScincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Ristellidae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesSinhala: Munindradasage lakhekanala,
Tamil: Munindradasavin arene
E: Munindradasa’s Lanka skink 
SynonymLankascincus munindradasai MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE, RODRIGO, DAYAWANSA & JAYANTHA 2007 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Sripada Sanctuary (Adam’s peak), Nuwara Eliya District, Central Province. (N 06° 48’ 24.61, E 080° 30’ 41.19) Elevation 1825 m.  
TypesHolotype: NMSL 20072101, adult male. 40.16 mm SVL. Coll. R. K. Rodirigo, D. Jayantha and L. J. M. Wickramasinghe. 07. 11. 2006. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe species is named after the late Dr. D. I. Amith Munindradasa, (Fig. 7) scientist who worked to the betterment of the country, although an electronic engineer by profession worked in various disciplines, a lover of nature, who was also involved in the discovery of five Cnemaspis species, and worked as a silent yet effective conservationist in the country. 
  • 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Somaweera, R. & Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: a colour guide with field keys. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 304 pp.
  • Wickramasinghe, L.J. MENDIS; Rodrigo, R.; Dayawansa, N. & Jayantha, U.L.D. 2007. Two new species of Lankascincus (Squamata: Scincidae) from Sripada Sanctuary (Peak Wilderness), in Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 1612: 1–24 - get paper here
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator