Taxonomic status of the arboreal Skink Lizard Dasia halianus (Haly & Nevill, 1887) in Sri Lanka and the redescription of Dasia subcaeruleum (Boulenger, 1891)from India

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L.J.M. Wickramasinghe
N. Wickramasinghe
L. Kariyawasam

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A comparative study of Dasia halianus in India and Sri Lanka is discussed. Indian specimens of “D. halianus†are in fact referable to D. subcaeruleum. D. halianus is again considered a Sri Lankan endemic.

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Wickramasinghe, L., Wickramasinghe, N. and Kariyawasam, L. 2011. Taxonomic status of the arboreal Skink Lizard Dasia halianus (Haly & Nevill, 1887) in Sri Lanka and the redescription of Dasia subcaeruleum (Boulenger, 1891)from India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 3, 8 (Aug. 2011), 1961–1974. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2300.1961-74.
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L.J.M. Wickramasinghe

L.J. Mendis Wickramasinghe, is the President of the Herpetological Foundation of Sri Lanka. Having over 17 years of field herpetological experience in Sri Lanka with a focus on taxonomic identification and biodiversity assessments. Currently leading several projects on herpetology in the country.

N. Wickramasinghe

Nethu Wickramasinghe, is an MPhil (chemistry) student at the University of Peradeniya, completed the basic degree in chemistry at the University of Delhi. Currently an active member of the Herpetological Foundation of Sri Lanka.

L. Kariyawasam

Lalith Kariyawasam, is an MPhil (land snails) student at the University of Kelaniya, and currently a research assistant in the herpetological section of the Department of National Museums, Sri Lanka.