Evaluating the Population Status of Threatened Agamid Lizard Species In Sri Lanka

2023 - 2024
Sri Lanka
Species protected
Rhinoceros Agama Ceratophora tennentii
Dumbara Agama Cophotis dumbara
Karu’s Horned Lizard Ceratophora karu

Project objectives

This research project aims to address the knowledge gap concerning Critically Endangered and Endangered Agamid lizard species inhabiting the Knuckles and Morningside forest reserves in Sri Lanka. The project proposes to fill this critical research gap by conducting molecular phylogenetic studies, utilizing both nuclear and mitochondrial genes, in conjunction with traditional taxonomic approaches.


Habitat loss & degradation

This research project is implemented by Himash Adhikari, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.