Rhinoceros sinhaleyus Deraniyagala, 1936

Sri Lankan rhinoceros



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Sri Lanka


Biology & Ecology










Chauhan, Parth R. (2008). Large mammal fossil occurrences and associated archaeological evidence in Pleistocene contexts of peninsular India and Sri Lanka. Quaternary International 192: 20-42, 7 figs, 3 tabs.

Deraniyagala, S. U. 2004. Prehistoric basis or the rise of civilisation in Sri Lanka and southern India. Sri Lanka Deputy High commissioner in Chennai. 28 pp.

Manamendra-Arachchi, K. N. and G. Adikari. 2011. Extinct large mammals of Pleistocene period in Sri Lanka. Abstract Volume, International Conference of the International Association for Asian Heritage 2011. 7th and 8th April 2011, Colombo. Page 8.

Manamendra-Arachchi, K., R. Pethiyagoda, R. Dissanayake & M. Meegaskumbura. 2005. A second extinct big cat from the late Quaternary of Sri Lanka. In: Yeo, D. C. J., K. L. Ng & R. Pethiyagoda (eds.). Contributions to biodiversity exploration and research in Sri Lanka. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement No. 12: 423-434 pp.


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