Lankascincus munindradasai MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE, RODRIGO, DAYAWANSA & JAYANTHA, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lankascincus munindradasai?
|Higher Taxa||Scincidae, Sphenomorphinae (Ristellidae), Scincoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Common Names||Sinhala: Munindradasage lakhekanala, |
Tamil: Munindradasavin arene
E: Munindradasa’s Lanka skink
|Synonym||Lankascincus munindradasai MENDIS WICKRAMASINGHE, RODRIGO, DAYAWANSA & JAYANTHA 2007|
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.
|Types||Holotype: NMSL 20072101, adult male. 40.16 mm SVL. Coll. R. K. Rodirigo, D. Jayantha and L. J. M. Wickramasinghe. 07. 11. 2006.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||The 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.|
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