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Crocodylus sinhaleyus Deraniyagala, 195X

Sri Lankan crocodile (proposed), Ceylon crocodile (proposed)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

c.78k BC?

 

Distribution

Sri Lanka

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Deraniyagala, P. E. P. 1953. Acoloured atlas of some vertebrates from Ceylon.Vol. 2. National Museums Publication. Ceylon Govt. Press. 101pp.

Deraniyagala, P. E. P. 1958. The Pleistocene of Ceylon. Ceylon National Museums Natural History Series. Govt. Press. Colombo, 164pp.

de Silva, Anslem. 2013. The Crocodiles of Sri Lanka. Published by the Author. Printed at AMP Print Shop, Gampola, 254 pp + 72 plates. [relevant citation?]

Anslem de Silva, Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi K.H. S. Rangika Premarathne and S. M. Kamal Abeywardhana. (2013). Discovery of a 2 fossilized tooth of an extinct crocodile from Sri Lanka: Preliminary report. Proceedings: World Crocodile Conference 22nd Working Meeting of the IUCN SSC Crocodile Specialist Group, pp. 234-235.

https://bcssl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/PROCEEDINGS-Rufford-Conference-Sri-Lanka.pdf#page=9

 

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