S. Chathuranga Ariyarathne's scientific contributions

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Eight new species of Pseudophilautus (Pseudophilautus bambaradeniyai, P. dayawansai, P. jagathgunawardanai, P. karunarathnai, P. newtonjayawardanei, P. puranappu, P. samarakoon, and P. sirilwijesundarai) were discovered as a result of a survey carried out to study the herpetofaunal diversity with the changes in elevation in the Sripada World Herita...
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Eight new species of Pseudophilautus (Pseudophilautus bambaradeniyai, P. dayawansai, P. jagathgunawardanai, P. karunarathnai, P. newtonjayawardanei, P. puranappu, P. samarakoon, and P. sirilwijesundarai) were discovered as a result of a survey carried out to study the herpetofaunal diversity with the changes in elevation in the Sripada World Herita...

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... The genus Pseudophilautus currently contains 59 extant species in Sri Lanka [5]. Many of these were described relatively recently [14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21]. Some of these species are cryptic and hence difficult to identify from morphology alone, though validated in molecular analyses; others (e.g., [20,21]) are based on morphological data alone. ...
... Sri Lanka has 120 amphibian species (Appendix 1; Table 3), of which 107 (~90.0%) are endemics and more than 80% are restricted to rain forests (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda, 2006;Fernando et al., 2007;Meegaskumbura et al., 2009;Meegaskumbura and Manamendra-Arachchi, 2011;Wickramasinghe et al., 2012a, b;Wickramasinghe et al., 2013a;Batuwita et al., 2019b). Eighteen endemic species of amphibians are currently confirmed as extinct (Manamendra-Arachchi and Meegaskumbura et al., 2007;Wickramasinghe et al., 2012b;2013b, c), which includes a single species from a relic genus, Nannophrys Günther, 1869 and 17 species from Pseudophilautus. ...