Hi, I am A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe, My LiveDNA is 94.4822
 
   
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Dr. A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe
 
Highest Degree: B.Sc. in Zoology and Computer Science from The Open University of Sri Lanka
 
Institute: Taprobanica Nature Conservation Society, Sri Lanka
 
Area of Interest: Environmental Sciences
  •   Reptiles
  •   Amphibians
  •   Herpetofauna
  •   Taxonomy (Herpetology)
 
URL: http://livedna.org/94.4822
 
My SELECTED Publications
1:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T. and A.M. Bauer, 2009. On the holotype of Cnemaspis podihuna Deraniyagala, 1944. Taprobanica, 1: 80-82.
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2:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T. and D.M.S.S. 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 Herpetol. Res., 11: 13-16.
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3:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T. and S.R. 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.
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4:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T., A.M. Bauer, I. Ineich, J. Rudge, M.M. Bahir and D.E. 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.
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5:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T., D.M.S.S. Karunarathna and D. Warakagoda, 2007. The endangered Sri Lanka whistling thrush Myophonus blighi eats an endangered lizard. Birding Asia, 7: 83-84.
6:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T., D.M.S.S. Karunarathna and D.E. Gabadage, 2009. Current status of Calotes liocephalus Gunther, 1872 (Reptilia: Agamidae) of Sri Lanka. J. Threatened Taxa, 1: 553-557.
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7:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T., D.M.S.S. Karunarathna and J. Fujinuma, 2014. A new species of agamid lizard of the genus Calotes from the Knuckles massif of Sri Lanka. Herpetologica, 70: 323-338.
8:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T., D.M.S.S. Karunarathna, J. Hallermann, J. Fujinuma, H. Grillitsch and P.D. 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.
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9:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T., F. Tiedemann and D.M.S.S. Karunarathna, 2011. Calotes nigrilabris Peters, 1860 (Reptilia: Agamidae: Draconinae): A threatened highland agamid lizard in Sri Lanka. Amphibian Reptile Conserv., 5: 33-43.
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10:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T., G. Chathuranga and D.M.S.S. Karunarathna, 2009. Varanus salvator (Laurenti, 1768) in Rathgama lagoon in Galle District, Sri Lanka. Biawak, 3: 81-84.
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11:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T., H.A.P.J. Alwis, W.M.S. Botejue and S.R. Krishnarajah, 2009. Three sympatric land snail species in an isolated islet of Rathgama lagoon ecosystem of Sri Lanka. Ruthenica, 19: 63-65.
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12:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T., I. Ineich, D.M.S.S. Karunarathna, W.M.S. Botejue and P.D. 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.
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13:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T., U. Manthey, E. Stockli, I. Ineich and S.O. Kullander et al., 2009. The original descriptions and figures of Sri Lankan Agamid Lizards (Squamata: Agamidae) of the 18th and 19th centuries. Taprobanica, 1: 2-15.
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14:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T., W.A.A.D.G. Pradeep and D.M.S.S. Karunarathna, 2009. Observations of a new coloration in Philautus hoffmanni Meegaskumbura and Manamendra-Arachchi, 2005 (Amphibia: Rhacophoridae) from Dumbara Highlands. Taprobanica, 1: 123-125.
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15:   Amarasinghe, A.A.T., W.M.S. Botejue and L.E. Harding, 2009. Social behaviours of captive Trachypithecus cristatus (Mammalia: Cercopithecidae) in the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka. Taprobanica, 1: 66-73.
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16:   Amarasinghe, N.K. and A.A.T. 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.
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17:   Chakrabarty, P., A.A.T. Amarasinghe and J.S. Sparks, 2008. Rediscription of Pony fishes (Teleostel: Leiognathidae) of Sri Lanka and the status of Aurigequula Flower, 1918. Ceylon J. Sci., 37: 143-161.
18:   Chandramouli, S.R. and A.A.T. 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.
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19:   De Silva, M.C., A.A.T. Amarasinghe, A. de Silva and D.M.S.S. Karunarathna, 2011. Mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris Lesson, 1831) preys on a radiated tortoise in Sri Lanka. Taprobanica, 3: 38-41.
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20:   Edirisinghe, W.G.M. and A.A.T. 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.
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21:   Gabadage, D.E., A. de Silva, W.M.S. Botejue, M.M. Bahir and T.D. Surasinghe et al., 2014. On the discovery of second living population of Adenomus kandianus (Gunther, 1872) from Sri Lanka: With the bioecology and detailed redescription to the species. Herpetotropicos, 10: 37-49.
22:   Gabadage, D.E., A.A.T. Amarasinghe and M.M. Bahir, 2008. Notes on the ovipositional behaviour of Calotes calotes (Linnaeus, 1758) (Reptilia: Agamidae) in Sri Lanka. Herpetotropicos, 5: 21-24.
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23:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. 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: 27-27.
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24:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2007. Notes on the territorial behaviour of Otocryptis wiegmanni Wagler, 1830 (Reptilia: Agamidae: Draconinae). Herpetotropicos, 4: 79-83.
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25:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. 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. Russ. J. Herpetol., 14: 133-136.
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26:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2008. Unusual roosting behaviour of Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala in Matale district, Sri Lanka. Birding Asia, 10: 102-102.
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27:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2009. Common skink Eutropis carinata (Reptilia: Scincidae) feed on endemic semi-slug Ratnadvipia irradians (Limacoidea: Ariophantidae). Taprobanica, 1: 135-136.
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28:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2009. Mutualism in Ramanella nagaoi Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2001 (Amphibia: Microhylidae) and Poecillotheria species (Aracnida: Thereposidae) from Sri Lanka. Taprobanica, 1: 16-18.
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29:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2010. Hemidactylus parvimaculatus Deraniyagala, 1953 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) feeds on Ramanella variegata (Stoliczka, 1872) (Amphibia: Microhylidae) in Sri Lanka. Taprobanica, 2: 104-104.
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30:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2010. Natural history and conservation status of Calodactylodes illingworthorum Deraniyagala, 1953 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) in South-Eastern Sri Lanka. Herpetotropicos, 6: 5-10.
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31:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2010. Reptile diversity of a fragmented lowland rain forest patch in Kukulugala, Ratnapura district, Sri Lanka. Taprobanica, 2: 86-94.
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32:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2011. Hemidactylus maculatus hunae (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) preys on Bandicota bengalensis (Mammalia: Rodentia) in the Galoya national park, Sri Lanka. Herpetotropicos, 5: 111-113.
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33:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2011. A preliminary survey of the reptile fauna in Nilgala forest and its vicinity, Monaragala District, Sri Lanka. Taprobanica, 3: 69-76.
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34:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2011. Is there a decline of amphibian richness in Ballanwila-Attidiya sanctuary? Froglog, 95: 9-10.
35:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2012. Reptile diversity in Beraliya Mukalana proposed forest reserve, Galle District, Sri Lanka. Taprobanica, 4: 20-26.
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36:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2012. Rescue actions of the black turtle Melanochelys trijuga thermalis (Reptilia: Bataguridae) from Sri Lanka. Herpetotropicos, 7: 17-19.
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37:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S. and A.A.T. 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 J. Herpetol., 20: 1-15.
38:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., A.A.T. Amarasinghe and 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.
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39:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., A.A.T. Amarasinghe and E. Stockli, 2009. Taxonomical and biological study on Calotes ceylonensis Muller, 1887 (Reptilia: Agamidae) of Sri Lanka. Bonner Zoologische Beitrage, 56: 229-238.
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40:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., A.A.T. Amarasinghe and E.M.K.B. 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.
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41:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., A.A.T. Amarasinghe and I.N. 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.
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42:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., A.A.T. Amarasinghe, D.E. Gabadage, M.M. Bahir and L.E. Harding, 2010. Current status of faunal diversity in Bellanwila-Attidiya sanctuary, Colombo district-Sri Lanka. Taprobanica, 2: 48-63.
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43:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., A.A.T. Amarasinghe, M.B. Madawala and H.K.D. 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.
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44:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., A.A.T. Amarasinghe, P.I.K. Pebotuwage and A.A.D.S. Udayakumara, 2007. A study of the non captive avifaunal diversity in the national zoological gardens, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka. Siyoth, 2: 25-29.
45:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., A.A.T. Amarasinghe, U.T.I. Abeywardena, M.D.C. Asela, H.B. Jayaneththi and P.L. Madurapperuma, 2010. Some observations of Cnemaspis podihuna Deraniyagala, 1944 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in Sri Lanka. Gekko, 6: 23-29.
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46:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., M.A.J.S. Nawaratne and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2009. A review of the distribution and conservation status of Chamaeleo zeylanicus Laurenti, 1768 (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae) in North-Western Sri Lanka. Taprobanica, 1: 115-122.
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47:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., S.M. Henkanaththegedara, A.A.T. Amarasinghe and A. de Silva, 2013. Impact of vehicular traffic on herpetofaunal mortality in a savannah forest, Eastern Sri Lanka. Taprobanica, 5: 111-119.
48:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., U.T.I. Abaywardena, A.A.T. Amarasinghe, D.G.R. Sirimanna and M.D.C. Asela, 2008. Amphibian faunal diversity of Beraliya Mukalana proposed forest reserve. Tigerpaper, 35: 12-16.
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49:   Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., U.T.I. Abaywardena, M.D.C. Asela, D.M.G.N. Karunarathna, D.G.R. Sirimanna and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2005. First record of the Chamaeleo zeylanicus Laurenti, 1768 (Reptilia: Chamaeleonidae) from the Nilgala forest reserve in Sri Lanka. Loris, 24: 18-20.
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50:   Manamendra-Arachchi, K., A. de Silva and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2006. Description of a second species of Cophotis (Reptilia: Agamidae) from the highlands of Sri Lanka. Lyriocephalus, 6: 1-8.
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51:   Ohler, A., A.A.T. Amarasinghe, F. Andreone, A. Bauer and L. Borkin et al., 2014. Dicroglossidae Dubois, 1987 (Amphibia, Anura): Proposed conservation. Bull. Zool. Nomenclature, 71: 244-249.
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52:   Pradeep, W.A.A.D.G. and A.A.T. Amarasinghe, 2009. Ovipositional behaviour of Calotes ceylonensis Muller, 1887 (Reptilia: Agamidae) observed in the central province of Sri Lanka. Taprobanica, 1: 24-27.
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53:   Soysa, W.C., A.A.T. Amarasinghe and D.M.S.S. Karunarathna, 2007. A record of the great eared nightjar Eurostopodus macrotis Vigors, 1830 (Aves: Caprimulgidae) from of Sri Lanka. Siyoth, 2: 88-90.
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54:   Udayakumara, A.A.D.A., D.M.S.S. Karunarathna, A.A.T. Amarasinghe and E.M.K.B. Ekanayake, 2007. First confirmed record of south polar skua Catharacta maccormicki Saunders, 1893 (Aves: Stercorariidae) from Western province, Sri Lanka. Birding Asia, 8: 77-77.
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