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There are 111 species of amphibians recognized in the country with 95 endemics. Most amphibian species inhabit the rainforests of the wet zone as well as the highland forests and are active at night. Thus observing them, except for the common species, which inhabit the bungalows, is quite a challenge in a national park like Wilpattu where night travel is prohibited.


  • Sri Lankawe Ubayajeeveen (Amphibians of Sri Lanka), 2006 by Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi & Rohan Pethiyagoda.
  • The Amphibian Fauna of Sri Lanka, 1996 by Sushil K. Dutta and Kelum Manamendra Arachchi.
  • Resource Inventory of Wilpattu National Park - Final Report By The World Conservation Union (IUCN) Sri Lanka, December 2006
  • Amphibians of Sri Lanka: A Photographic Guide to common frogs, toads and caecilians, 2009 by Anslem de Silva