SRI LANKA
2002


"Venom"

 

EXPEDITION RESULTS

HERP LIFE LIST
Ichthyophidae Fish caecilians    
Ichthyophis orthoplicatus Sri Lankan fish caecilian    
Bufonidae True toads    
Duttaphrynus melanostictus Common Asian toad    
Dicroglossidae Asian bullfrogs    
Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis Indian skipper frog    
Euphlyctis hexadactylus Indian six-toed frog    
Fejervarya limnocharis Indian rice paddy frog    
Fejervarya kirtisinghei Kirtisinghe's frog    
Hoplobatrachus crassus Southern Indian bullfrog    
Sphaerotheca breviceps Indian burrowing frog    
Ranidae True frogs    
Hylarana gracilis Sri Lanka wood frog    
Nyctibatrachidae Robust frogs    
Lankanectes corrugatus Corrugated waterfrog    
Rhacophoridae Foam-nest treefrogs    
Polypedetes maculatus Common Indian treefrog    
Pseudophilautus hypomelas Webless bushfrog    
Pseudophilautus leucorhinos White-nosed bushfrog    
Pseudophilautus nasutus Sharp-snouted bushfrog    
Microhylidae Narrow-mouthed toads    
Microhyla ornata Ornate narrow-mouthed toad    
       
Geoemydidae Asian hard-shelled turtles    
Melanochelys trijuga parkeri Parker's black turtle    
Melanochelys trijuga thermalis Sri Lankan black turtle    
Trionychidae Soft-shelled turtles    
Lissemys punctata punctata Indian flapshell turtle DOR
Testudinidae Tortoises  
Geochelone elegans Indian starred tortoise  
Gekkonidae True geckos  
Cnemaspis kandianus Kandian day gecko  
Geckoella triedrus Sri Lankan bowfinger gecko  
Hemidactylus frenatus Common house gecko  
Hemidactylus leschenaulti Leschenault's bark gecko  
Hemidactylus triedrus lankae Sri Lankan termite-hill gecko  
Lepidodactylus lugubris Mourning gecko  
Scincidae Skinks  
Eutropis carinata lankae Sri Lankan keeled skink  
Eutropis macularia macularia Eastern bronze skink  
Lankascincus deraniyagalae Deraniyagala's litter skink  
Lankascincus fallax Common Sri Lankan litter skink  
Lankascincus gansi Gan's litter skink  
Lankascincus taylori Taylor's litter skink  
Nessia monodactyla One-toed snake-skink  
Agamidae Agamas  
Calotes calotes Green garden lizard  
Calotes liolepis Whistling forest lizard  
Calotes versicolor Common garden lizard  
Otocryptis wiegmanni Sri Lankan kangaroo lizard  
Varanidae Monitor lizards  
Varanus bengalensis Bengal monitor lizard  
Typhlopidae Blindsnakes DOR
Live
Ramphotyphlops braminus Brahminy blindsnake  
2
Uropeltidae Shieldtails  
Rhinophis homolepis Hemprich's shieldtail  
1
Colubridae Typical snakes  
Ahaetulla nasuta Long-nosed vinesnake 1DOR
4
Boiga ceylonicus Sri Lankan catsnake  
1
Coelognathus helena Trinket snake 2DOR
2
Dryocalamus gracilis Scarce bridle snake  
1
Lycodon aulicus Common wolfsnake  
1
Oligodon arnensis Banded kukri snake 2DOR
Oligodon taeniolatus ceylonicus Variegated kukri snake  
1
Oligodon taeniolatus fasciatus Russell's kukri snake  
1
Ptyas mucosa Dharman ratsnake  
4
Natricidae Keelbacks  
Amphiesma stolata Buff-striped keelback 2DOR
6
Xenochrophis piscator Chequered keelback 1DOR
1
Elapidae Cobras & their kin  
Naja naja Common Indian cobra  
2
Viperidae Vipers & pitvipers  
Daboia russelli South Asian Russell's viper 4DOR
3
Hypnale hypnale Hump-nose pitviper  
10
 
individual snake count =
12
42
Caecilians = 1sp.; Frogs = 14 spp.; Turtles = 4 spp.; Lizards = 18 spp.; Snakes = 16 spp; Total = 53 species