Sri Lanka Herp List
August 2019
Crocodilians
CrocodylidaeCrocodiles
Crocodylus palustris
Mugger Crocodile
new species
Lizards
AgamidaeAgamas
Calotes calotes
Common Green Forest Lizard
new species
Calotes ceylonensis
Painted Lip Lizard
new species
Calotes desilvai
Morningside Lizard
new species
Calotes nigrilabris
Black-cheeked Lizard
new species
Calotes pethiyagodai
Pethiyagoda’s Crestless Lizard
new species
Calotes versicolor
Oriental Garden Lizard
Ceratophora erdeleni
Erdelen’s Horned Lizard
new species
Ceratophora karu
Karu’s Horned Lizard
new species
Ceratophora stoddartii
Rhino Horn Lizard
new species
Ceratophora tennentii
Leafnose Lizard
new species
Cophotis ceylanicus
Pygmy Lizard
new species
Cophotis dumbara
Knuckles Pygmy Lizard
new species
Lyriocephalus scutatus
Hump-nosed Lizard
new species
Otocryptis nigristigma
Black-spotted Kangaroo Lizard
new species
Otocryptis wiegmanni
Sri Lankan Kangaroo Lizard
new species
Sitana ponticeriana
Pondichéry Fan-throated Lizard
new species
GekkonidaeTypical Geckos
Calodactylodes illingworthorum
Sri Lankan Golden Gecko
new species
Cnemaspis gemunu
Gemunu’s Day Gecko
new species
Cnemaspis kallima
Gammaduwa Day Gecko
new species
Cnemaspis punctata
Spotted Round-eyed Gecko
new species
Cyrtodactylus soba
Dumbara Bent-toed Gecko
new species
Gehyra mutilata
Common Four-clawed Gecko
Hemidactylus depressus
Kandyan Gecko
new species
Hemidactylus frenatus
Common House Gecko
Hemidactylus hunae
Spotted Giant Gecko
new species
Hemidactylus lankae
Sri Lankan Termite Hill Gecko
new species
Hemidactylus leschenaultii
Bark Gecko
new species
Hemidactylus parvimaculatus
Sri Lankan Spotted House Gecko
new species
ScincidaeSkinks
Eutropis austini
Austin’s Mabuya
new species
Eutropis greeri
Greer’s Mabuya
new species
Eutropis madaraszi
Sri Lankan Bronze Skink
new species
Lankascincus dorsicatenatus
Catenated Lanka Skink
new species
Lankascincus fallax
Common Lanka Skink
new species
Lankascincus gansi
Gans’s Tree Skink
new species
Nessia burtonii
Burton’s Nessia
new species
VaranidaeMonitors
Varanus bengalensis
Bengal Monitor
new species
Varanus salvator salvator
Asian Water Monitor
new subspecies
Snakes
BoidaeBoas
Eryx conicus
Rough-sided Sand Boa
new species
ColubridaeAdvanced Snakes
Ahaetulla nasuta
Green Vine Snake
new species
Amphiesma stolatum
Buff Striped Keelback
new species
Aspidura desilvai
De Silva’s Rough-sided Snake
new species
Aspidura guentheri
Guenther’s Rough-sided Snake
new species
Aspidura trachyprocta
Common Rough-sided Snake
new species
Boiga barnesii
Barnes’s Cat Snake
new species
Boiga beddomei
Beddome’s Cat Snake
new species
Boiga ceylonensis
Sri Lanka Cat Snake
new species
Boiga forsteni
Forsten’s Cat Snake
new species
Boiga trigonota trigonata
no known English name
new species
Chrysopelea taprobanica
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
new species
Coelognathus helena
Trinket Snake
new species
Dendrelaphis caudolineolatus
Striped Bronzeback
new species
Dendrelaphis schokari
Schokar’s Bronzeback
new species
Dendrelaphis tristis
Common Bronzeback
new species
Fowlea “piscator”
Checkered Keelback
new species
Fowlea asperrimus
Boulenger’s Keelback
new species
Oligodon taeniolatus ceylonicus
no known English name
new species
Rhabdophis ceylonensis
Sri Lankan Keelback
new species
ElapidaeCobras, Kraits, Coral Snakes
Calliophis melanurus sinhaleyus
Sri Lanka Coral Snake
new species
Naja naja
Indian Cobra
new species
PythonidaePythons
Python molurus
Indian Rock Python
new species
TyphlopidaeBlind Snakes
Indotyphlops braminus
Brahminy Blindsnake
UropeltidaeShield-tail Snakes
Rhinophis philippinus
Cuvier’s Earth Snake
new species
ViperidaeVipers
Daboia russelii
Russell’s Viper
new species
Hypnale zara
Lowland Hump-nosed Viper
new species
Trimeresurus trigonocephalus
Sri Lankan Green Pit Viper
new species
Turtles and Tortoises
TestudinidaeTortoises
Geochelone elegans
Indian Star Tortoise
new species
TrionychidaeSoftshells
Lissemys ceylonensis
Sri Lanka Softshell Turtle
new species
Frogs and Toads
BufonidaeTrue Toads
Adenomus kelaartii
Kelaart’s Dwarf Toad
new species
Duttaphrynus noellerti
Noellert’s Toad
new species
DicroglossidaeFork-tongued Frogs
Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis
Common Skittering Frog
new species
Euphlyctis hexadactylus
Indian Five-fingered Frog
new species
Fejervarya limnocharis
Asian Grass Frog
Minervarya kirtisinghei
Mountain Paddy Field Frog
new species
Nannophrys ceylonensis
Sri Lanka Rock Frog
new species
Nannophrys marmorata
Kirtisinghe’s Rock Frog
new species
MicrohylidaeNarrowmouth Toads
Uperodon cf. obscurus
undescribed species
new species
Uperodon rohani
Rohan’s Globular Frog
new species
NyctibatrachidaeNight Frogs
Lankanectes corrugatus
Corrugated Water Frog
new species
Lankanectes pera
no known English name
new species
RanidaeTrue Frogs
Hydrophylax gracilis
Sri Lanka Wood Frog
new species
Indosylvirana serendipi
Sri Lankan Golden-backed Frog
new species
Indosylvirana temporalis
Günther’s Golden-backed Frog
new species
RhacophoridaeOld World Treefrogs
Polypedates cruciger
Common Hourglass Treefrog
new species
Polypedates maculatus
Chunam Tree Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus abundus
Labungama Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus alto
Horton Plains Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus auratus
Golden Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus cavirostris
Hollow-snouted Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus decoris
Elegant Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus femoralis
Round-snout Pygmy Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus folicola
Leaf-dwelling Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus fulvus
Knuckles Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus hoffmanni
Hoffman’s Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus hoipolloi
Anthropogenic Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus hypomelas
Webless Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus macropus
Bigfoot Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus microtympanum
Small-eared Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus mooreorum
Moore’s Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus ocularis
Golden-eyed Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus poppiae
Poppy’s Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus popularis
Common Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus reticulatus
Reticulated Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus sarasinorum
Muller’s Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus schneideri
Schneider’s Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus silus
Pug-nosed Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus singu
Sri Lanka Short-horned Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus sordidus
Grubby Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus sp
unidentified species
Pseudophilautus steineri
Steiner’s Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus stictomerus
Orange-canthal Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus stuarti
Stuart’s Shrub Frog
new species
Pseudophilautus viridis
Dull-green Shrub Frog
new species
Taruga eques
Saddled Tree Frog
new species
Taruga fastigo
Rakwana Whipping Frog
new species
Taruga longinasus
Sharp-snout Saddled Tree Frog
new species
Summary
Crocodilians:
Lizards:
Snakes:
Turtles and Tortoises:
Frogs and Toads:
total:
new species:
new subspecies:
1
37
28
2
49
117
109
1