Nessia burtonii — Burton’s Nessia
Also known as:
Gray’s Snake Skink, Three-toed Snake Skink
I don't think this genus of skinks is named after Nessie (the Loch Ness monster), but I hope it is.
My guide Udaya Chanaka dug this one up in an appropriate-looking area of the grounds of his Runakanda Rainforest Conservation Center.
- 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