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Freshwater crab

There are around 1,300 species of freshwater crabs, distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics, divided among eight families. They show direct development and maternal care of a small number of offspring, in contrast to marine crabs which release thousands of planktonic larvae. 27 more words

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka wood pigeon

The Sri Lanka wood pigeon (Columba torringtoniae) is a pigeon which is an endemic resident breeding bird in the mountains of Sri Lanka.

This species nests in damp evergreen woodlands in the central highlands, building a stick nest in a tree and laying a single white egg. 94 more words

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Hypnale nepa - mukalan thelissa

Hypnale nepa, the Sri Lankan hump-nosed viper, is a venomous pitviper species endemic to Sri Lanka where it is known as මූකලන් තෙලිස්සා (mukalan thelissa) in Sinhala. 45 more words

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Knuckles Shrub Frog - Pseudophilautus fulvus

Pseudophilautus fulvus is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family. It is endemic to Sri Lanka.

Its natural habitats are plantations, rural gardens, and heavily degraded former forest. 6 more words

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Leaf-nosed lizard - Ceratophora tennentii

Ceratophora tennentii, commonly known as the horned lizard, horn-nosed lizard, leaf-nosed lizard, and Tennent’s leaf-nosed lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Agamidae. The species is endemic to Sri Lanka. 136 more words

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Pethiyagoda's crestless lizard - Calotes pethiyagodai

The Pethiyagoda’s crestless lizard (Calotes pethiyagodai) is an agamid lizard endemic to Sri Lanka. Locally known as පෙතියාගොඩගේ නොසිලු කටුස්සා (Pethiyagodage nosilu katussa).

Researchers named the new lizard “Pethiyagoda’s crestless lizard” to honor Rohan Pethiyagoda for his contributions to the biodiversity of Sri Lanka. 32 more words

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Pseudophilautus hoffmanni

Pseudophilautus hoffmanni is a species of frog in the Rhacophoridae family. It is endemic to Sri Lanka and only known from near its type locality in the Knuckles Mountain Range. 50 more words

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