Calotes desilvai — Morningside Lizard
Also known as:
Ceylon Black-band Whistling Lizard
Another one of Sri Lanka's large assortment of endemic agamids, named in honor of the Sri Lankan biologist, herpetologist, and magician (!), Anslem de Silva.
This species was described in 2005 and is known only from one small highland forest area. At top is a male; at bottom is a female.
- Calotes desilvai account on The Reptile Database
- Calotes desilvai account on iNaturalist
- Mohomed M. Bahir & Kalana P. Maduwage, 2005. Calotes desilvai, a New Species of Agamid Lizard from Morningside Forest, Sri Lanka
- Somaweera, R., Somaweera, N. 2009. Lizards of Sri Lanka: A Colour Guide with Field Keys
- de Silva, A., Ukuwela, K. 2017. A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of Sri Lanka