Current status of Calotes liocephalus Günther, 1872 (Reptilia: Agamidae) of Sri Lanka

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A.A.T. Amarasinghe
D.M.S.S. Karunarathna
D.E. Gabadage

Abstract

Calotes liocephalus Günther, 1872 is an endemic and threatened, arboreal agamid lizard of Sri Lanka, which is found only in the forests of the Knuckles Mountain Range and Peak Wilderness up to 1850m. This work is mainly based on examination of the type specimen and WHT specimens as well as published literature and our observations of ecology, behaviour and threats on Calotes liocephalus.

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Amarasinghe, A., Karunarathna, D. and Gabadage, D. 2009. Current status of Calotes liocephalus Günther, 1872 (Reptilia: Agamidae) of Sri Lanka. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 1, 11 (Nov. 2009), 553–557. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2216.553-7.
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Author Biographies

A.A.T. Amarasinghe

A.A. Thasun Amarasinghe, the chairman of the Taprobanica Nature Conservation Society is a Sri Lankan herpetologist. He is the editor-in-chief of the Taprobanica journal, is an editorial board member of Herpetotropicos, and a member of CSG/SSC/IUCN; currently involved in biodiversity conservation projects in Sri Lanka.

D.M.S.S. Karunarathna

D.M.S. Suranjan Karunarathna, an instructor of the reptile study group in Young Zoologists’ Association of Sri Lanka and currently works as a project assistant for the IUCN, Sri Lanka. Also, he is a member of CSG/SSC/IUCN.

D.E. Gabadage

Dinesh E. Gabadage, the secretary of the Taprobanica Nature Conservation Society is a field biologist working on Sri Lankan herpetofauna and promoting conservation awareness of the value of biodiversity among Sri Lankans.