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71Iskandar DT, JA McGuire & AAT Amarasinghe (2017). Description of Five New Day Geckos of Cnemaspis kandiana Group (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Sumatra and Mentawai Archipelago, Indonesia. Journal of Herpetology 51: 142-153. PDF


70. Amarasinghe AAT, PD Campbell, MB Madawala, WMS Botejue, DE Gabadage, A de Silva & DMSS Karunarathna (2016). The Re-discovery of live populations of Cnemaspis tropidogaster (Boulenger, 1885) (Sauria, Gekkonidae) from Sri Lanka after 120 years. Zootaxa 4200: 395-405. PDF

69. Amarasinghe AAT, PD Campbell, SR Chandramouli, K Deuti, S Raha, DMSS Karunarathna & I Ineich (2016). Taxonomy of two endemic Indian skinks, Eutropis bibronii (Gray, 1838) and E. nagarjunensis (Sharma, 1969) (Reptilia: Scincidae), including redescriptions of their types. Zootaxa 4154: 155-168. PDF

68. Amarasinghe AAT & PD Campbell (2016). On the resolution of a long standing issue surrounding the holotype of Cnemaspis podihuna Deraniyagala, 1944 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 4137: 296-300. PDF

67. Amarasinghe AAT, PD Campbell, SR Chandramouli, K. Deuti, S. Raha, DMSS Karunarathna & I Ineich (2016). Taxonomy and natural history of Eutropis beddomei (Jerdon, 1870) (Reptilia: Scincidae), including a redescription of the holotype. Zootaxa 4132: 509-520. PDF

66. Vogel, G, AAT Amarasinghe & I Ineich (2016). Resurrection of Pseudorabdion torquatum (A.M.C. Duméril, Bibron & A.H.A. Duméril, 1854), a former synonym of P. longiceps (Cantor, 1847) (Colubridae: Calamariinae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Zootaxa 4121: 337-345. PDF

65. Chandramouli, SR & AAT Amarasinghe (2016). Taxonomic reassessment of the arboreal toad genus Pedostibes Günther 1876 (Anura: Bufonidae) and some allied oriental bufonid genera. Herpetologica 72: 137-147. PDF


64. Amarasinghe AAT, G Vogel, JA McGuire, I Sidik, J Supriatna & I Ineich (2015). Description of a Second Species of the Genus Rabdion Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854 (Colubridae: Calamariinae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Herpetologica 71: 234–239. PDF

63. Amarasinghe AAT, MB Harvey, A Riyanto & EN Smith (2015). A New Species of Cnemaspis (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Sumatra, Indonesia. Herpetologica 71: 160-167. PDF

62. Amarasinghe AAT, PD Campbell, J Hallermann, I Sidik, J Supriatna & I Ineich (2015). Two new species of the genus Cylindrophis Wagler, 1828 (Squamata: Cylindrophiidae) from Southeast Asia. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 9: 34–51. PDF

61. Amarasinghe AAT, MB Madawala, DMSS Karunarathna,  SC Manolis, A de Silva & R Sommerlad (2015). Human-crocodile conflict and conservation implications of Saltwater Crocodiles Crocodylus porosus (Reptilia: Crocodylia: Crocodylidae) in Sri Lanka. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7: 7111–7130. PDF

60. Amarasinghe AAT, DMSS Karunarathna, PD Campbell & I Ineich (2015). Systematics and ecology of Oligodon sublineatus Duméril,   Bibron & Duméril, 1854, an endemic snake of Sri Lanka, including the designation of a lectotype. Zoosystematics & Evolution 91: 71–80. PDF

59. Amarasinghe AAT, I Ineich, DMSS Karunarathna, WMS Botejue & PD Campbell (2015). Two new species of the genus Sitana Cuvier, 1829 (Reptilia: Agamidae) from Sri Lanka, including a taxonomic revision of the Indian Sitana species. Zootaxa 3915: 67–98. PDF

58. Chandramouli, SR & AAT Amarasinghe (2015). On some recent taxonomic advancement and the resultant problems in the arboreal skink genus Dasia Gray, 1839 (Reptilia: Scincidae). Zootaxa 3914: 495–500. PDF


57. Ohler, A, AAT Amarasinghe, F Andreone, A. Bauer, L. Borkin, A. Channing, Y. Chuaynkern, I. Das, K. Deuti, T. Frétey, M. Matsui, T. Nguyen, RA Pyron, MO Rödel, GH Segniagbeto, K Vasudevan & A Dubois (2014). Dicroglossidae Dubois, 1987 (Amphibia, Anura): proposed conservation. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 71: 244–249. PDF

56. Gabadage, DE, A de Silva, WMS Botejue, MM Bahir, TD Surasinghe, MB Madawala, AAT Amarasinghe & DMMS Karunarathna (2014). On the discovery of second living population of Adenomus kandianus (Günther, 1872) from Sri Lanka: with the bioecology, and detailed redescription to the species. Herpetotropicos 10: 37–49. PDF

55. Amarasinghe AAT, DMSS Karunarathna & J Fujinuma (2014). A new species of agamid lizard of the genus Calotes from the Knuckles massif of Sri Lanka. Herpetologica 70: 323–338. PDF

54. Amarasinghe AAT, DMSS Karunarathna, J Hallermann, J Fujinuma, H. Grillitsch & PD Campbell (2014). A new species of the genus Calotes (Squamata: Agamidae) from high elevations of the Knuckles Massif of Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 3785: 59–78. PDF


53. Karunarathna DMSS, SM Henkanaththegedara, AAT Amarasinghe & A de Silva (2013). Impact of vehicular traffic on herpetofaunal mortality in a savannah forest, Eastern Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 5: 111–119. PDF

52. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2013). Behavioural ecology and microhabitat use by Lyriocephalus scutatus (Linnaeus, 1758): a monotypic genus in Sri Lanka (Reptilia: Agamidae: Draconinae) with notes on the taxonomy. Russian Journal of Herpetology 20: 1–15. PDF


51. Karunarathna DMSS, AAT Amarasinghe, MB Madawala & HKD Kandambi (2012). Population status of two Varanus species (Reptilia: Sauria: Varanidae) in Sri Lanka’s Puttalam lagoon system, with notes on their diet and conservation status. Biawak 6: 22–33. PDF

50. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2012). Rescue actions of the ‘black turtle’ Melanochelys trijuga thermalis (Reptilia: Bataguridae) from Sri Lanka. Herpetotropicos 7: 17–19. PDF

49. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2012). Reptile diversity in Beraliya Mukalana proposed forest reserve, Galle District, Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 4: 20–26+pl. PDF


48. Amarasinghe AAT, F Tiedemann & DMSS Karunarathna (2011). Calotes nigrilabris Peters, 1860 (Reptilia: Agamidae: Draconinae): a threatened highland agamid lizard in Sri Lanka. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 5: 33–43. PDF

47. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2011). Is there a decline of amphibian richness in Ballanwila-Attidiya sanctuary? Froglog 95: 9. PDF

46. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2011). Natural history and conservation status of Calodactylodes illingworthorum Deraniyagala, 1953 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) in South-eastern Sri Lanka. Herpetotropicos 6: 5–10. PDF

45. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2011). Hemidactylus maculates hunae (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) preys on Bandicota bengalensis (Mammalia: Rodentia) in the GalOya national park, Sri Lanka. Herpetotropicos 5: 111–113. PDF

44. De Silva MC, AAT Amarasinghe, A de Silva & DMSS Karunarathna (2011). Mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris Lesson, 1831) preys on a radiated tortoise in Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 3: 38–41. PDF

43. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2011). A preliminary survey of the reptile fauna in Nilgala forest and its vicinity, Monaragala District, Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 3: 69–76. PDF


42. Karunarathna DMSS, AAT Amarasinghe, UTI Abeywardena, MDC Asela, HB Jayaneththi & PL Madurapperuma (2010). Some observations of Cnemaspis podihuna Deraniyagala, 1944 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) Sri Lanka. Gekko 6: 23–29. PDF

41. Karunarathna DMSS, AAT Amarasinghe & IN Bandara (2010). A survey of the avifaunal diversity of Samanala nature reserve, Sri Lanka by the young zoologists’ association of Sri Lanka. Birding Asia 15: 84–91. PDF

40. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2010). Freilandbeobachtungen zum fortpflanzungsverhalten von Philautus popularis Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2005 (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae). Sauria 32: 63–67. PDF

39. Karunarathna DMSS, AAT Amarasinghe, DE Gabadage, MM Bahir & LE Harding (2010). Current status of faunal diversity in Bellanwila–Attidiya sanctuary, Colombo District – Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 2: 48–63. PDF

38. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2010). Reptile diversity of a fragmented lowland rainforest patch in Kukulugala, Ratnapura district, Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 2: 86–94+1pl. PDF

37. Amarasinghe NK & AAT Amarasinghe (2010). Social behaviours of captive Hylobates moloch (Primates: Hylobatidae) in the Javan gibbon rescue and rehabilitation center, Gede-Pangrango national park, Indonesia. Taprobanica 2: 97–103. PDF

36. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2010). Hemidactylus parvimaculatus Deraniyagala, 1953 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) feeds on Ramanella variegate (Stoliczka, 1872) (Amphibia: Microhylidae) in Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 2: 104. PDF


35. Karunarathna DMSS, AAT Amarasinghe & E Stöckli (2009). Taxonomical and biological study on Calotes ceylonensis Müller, 1887 (Reptilia: Agamidae) of Sri Lanka. Bonner zoologische Beiträge 56: 229–238. PDF

34. Amarasinghe AAT, DMSS Karunarathna & DE Gabadage (2009). Current status of Calotes liocephalus Günther, 1872 (Reptilia: Agamidae) of Sri Lanka. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1: 553–557. PDF

33. Amarasinghe AAT, HAPJ Alwis, WMS Botejue & SR Krishnarajah (2009). Three sympatric land snail species in an isolated islet of Rathgama lagoon ecosystem of Sri Lanka. Ruthenica 19: 63–65. PDF

32. Gabadage DE & AAT Amarasinghe (2009). Einige beobachtungen zum beutespektrum von Duttaphrynus spp. (Amphibia: Bufonidae) in Sri Lanka. Sauria 31: 43–44. PDF

31. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2009). Erstnachweis von blutegeln (Hirudinia) im beutespektrum der langnasen-peitschennatter, Ahaetulla nasuta (Reptilia, Colubridae). Sauria 31: 53–54. PDF

30. Amarasinghe AAT, G Chathuranga & DMSS Karunarathna (2009). Varanus salvator (Laurenti, 1768) in Rathgama lagoon in Galle District, Sri Lanka. Biawak 3: 81–84. PDF

29. Amarasinghe AAT, U Manthey, E Stöckli, I Ineich, SO Kullander, F Tiedemann, C McCarthy & DE Gabadage (2009). The original descriptions and figures of Sri Lankan Agamid Lizards (Squamata: Agamidae) of the 18th and 19th centuries. Taprobanica 1: 2–15+4 pls. PDF

28. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2009). Mutualism in Ramanella nagaoi Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda, 2001 (Amphibia: Microhylidae) and Poecilotheria species (Aracnida: Thereposidae) from Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 1: 16–18. PDF

27. Pradeep WAADG & AAT Amarasinghe (2009). Ovipositional behavior of Calotes ceylonensis Müller, 1887 (Reptilia: Agamidae) observed at the central province of Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 1: 24–27. PDF

26. Edirisinghe WGM & AAT Amarasinghe (2009). An unusual mislead communication behaviour of Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1799) (Amphibia: Bufonidae) and Polypedates cruciger Blyth, 1852 (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae) at a human habitation in Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 1: 39–42. PDF

25. Amarasinghe AAT, WMS Botejue & LE Harding (2009). Social behaviours of captive Trachypithecus cristatus (Mammalia: Cercopithecidae) in the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 1: 66–73. PDF

24. Amarasinghe AAT & AM Bauer (2009). On the holotype of Cnemaspis podihuna Deraniyagala, 1944. Taprobanica 1: 80–82. PDF

23. Amarasinghe AAT, AM Bauer, I Ineich, J Rudge, MM Bahir & DE Gabadage (2009). The original descriptions and figures of Sri Lankan gekkonid lizards (Squamata: Gekkonidae) of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Taprobanica 1: 83–106. PDF

22. Karunarathna DMSS, MAJS Nawaratne & AAT Amarasinghe (2009). A review of the distribution and conservation status of Chamaeleo zeylanicus Laurenti, 1768 (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae) from north-western Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 1: 115–122. PDF

21. Amarasinghe AAT, WAADG Pradeep & DMSS Karunarathna (2009). Observations of a new coloration in Philautus hoffmanni Meegaskumbura & Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005 (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae) from Dumbara Highlands. Taprobanica 1: 123–125. PDF

20. Amarasinghe AAT & SR Krishnarajah (2009). Distribution patterns of the genus Paludomus (Gastropoda: Thiaridae: Paludominae) in Mahaweli, Kelani, Kalu, Gin and Maha-Oya river basins of Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 1: 130–134. PDF

19. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2009). Eutropis carinata (Reptilia: Scincidae) feed on Ratnadvipia irradians (Limacoidea: Ariophantidae). Taprobanica 1: 135–136. PDF


18. Amarasinghe AAT & DMSS Karunarathna (2008). Observations on the ovipositional behavior of the Crest – less lizard Calotes liocephalus (Reptilia: Agamidae) in the Knuckles Forest Region of Sri Lanka. Asiatic Herpetological Research 11: 13–16. PDF

17. Chakrabarty P, AAT Amarasinghe & JS Sparks (2008). Rediscription of Pony fishes (Teleostel: Leiognathidae) of Sri Lanka and the status of Aurigequula Flower, 1918. Ceylon Journal of Science 37: 143–161. PDF

16. Karunarathna DMSS, AAT Amarasinghe & EMKB Ekanayake (2008). Observed predation on a sucker mouth catfish (Hypostomus plecostomus) by a water monitor (Varanus salvator) in Bellanwila-Attidiya sanctuary. Biawak 2: 37–39. PDF

15. Karunarathna DMSS, AAT Amarasinghe & A De Vos (2008). Preliminary notes on the monitor lizards (Family: Varanidae) within the national zoological gardens (NZG) Dehiwala, Colombo District, Sri Lanka. Biawak 2: 109–118. PDF

14. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2008). Beobachtung einer dickschnabelkrähe (Aves: Corvidae) beim erbeuten von Ceylon-Taubagamen, Cophotis ceylanica (Reptilia: Agamidae), im Horton Plains nationalpark auf Sri Lanka. Sauria 30: 59–62. PDF

13. Gabadage DE, AAT Amarasinghe & MM Bahir (2008). Notes on the ovipositional behaviour of Calotes calotes (Linnaeus, 1758) (Reptilia: Agamidae) in Sri Lanka. Herpetotropicos 5: 21–24. PDF

12. Karunarathna DMSS, UTI Abaywardena, AAT Amarasinghe, DGR. Sirimanna & MDC Asela (2008). Amphibian faunal diversity of Beraliya Mukalana proposed forest reserve. Tigerpaper 35: 12–16. PDF

11. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2008). Unusual roosting behaviour of coppersmith barbet Megalaima haemacephala in Matale District, SriLanka. BirdingAsia 10: 102. PDF


10. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2007). Observations on the breeding behavior of Philautus regius Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2005 (Amphibia: Ranidae: Rhacophorinae) in Nilgala, Monaragala District in Sri Lanka. Russian Journal of Herpetology 14: 133–136. PDF

09. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2007). Notes on the territorial behaviour of Otocryptis wiegmanni Wagler, 1830 (Reptilia: Agamidae: Draconinae). Herpetotropicos 4: 79–83. PDF

08. Amarasinghe AAT & DMSS Karunarathna (2007). Beobachtungen zum Eiablageverhalten der indischen schönechse Calotes versicolor (Daudin, 1802) (Reptilia: Agamidae) in einem anthropogenen biotop in Sri Lanka. Sauria 29: 27–30. PDF

07. Amarasinghe AAT, DMSS Karunarathna & D Warakagoda (2007). The endangered Sri Lanka whistling thrush Myophonus blighi eats an endangered lizard. BirdingAsia 7: 83–84. PDF

06. Udayakumara AADA, DMSS Karunarathna, AAT Amarasinghe & EMKB Ekanayake (2007). First confirmed record of south polar skua Catharacta maccormicki Saunders, 1893 (Aves: Stercorariidae) from western province, Sri Lanka. BirdingAsia 8: 83–84. PDF

05. Soysa WC, AAT Amarasinghe & DMSS Karunarathna (2007). A record of the great eared nightjar Eurostopodus macrotis Vigors, 1830 (Aves: Caprimulgidae) from of Sri Lanka. Siyoth 2: 88–90. PDF

04. Karunarathna DMSS, AAT Amarasinghe, PIK Pebotuwage & AADS Udayakumara (2007). A study of the non-captive avifaunal diversity in the national zoological gardens, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka. Siyoth 2: 25–29. PDF


03. Manamendra-Arachchi K, A de Silva & AAT Amarasinghe (2006). Description of a second species of Cophotis (Reptilia: Agamidae) from the highlands of Sri Lanka. Lyriocephalus Suppl. 1, 6: 1–8. PDF


02. Karunarathna DMSS, UTI Abaywardena, MDC Asela, DMGN Karunarathna, DGR Sirimanna & AAT Amarasinghe (2005). First record of the Chamaeleo zeylanicus Laurenti, 1768 (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae) from the Nilgala forest reserve in Sri Lanka. Loris 24: 18–20. PDF

01. Karunarathna DMSS & AAT Amarasinghe (2005). An observation on yellow-billed babbler Turdoides affinis (Jerdon, 1845) feeding on Sri Lankan pipe snake Cylindrophis maculata (Linne, 1754). Sri Lanka Naturalist 7: 27. PDF

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