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There are 210 species of reptiles recognized in the country of which 126 are endemic. Out of these species, 102 are serpentoid reptiles (snakes) with 49 endemic and the balance 108 are tetrapod reptiles (crocodiles, lizards, skinks geckos etc.) with 76 endemics. ( The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka )


  • Sri Lankawe Sarpaine, 2006 (Snakes of Sri Lanka) by Ruchira Somaweera.
  • Lizards of Sri Lanka: A Colour Guide with Field Keys by Ruchira & Nilusha Somaweera.
  • A Photographic Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Sri Lanka, 2011 by Indraneil Das & Anslem De Silva.
  • SNAKE FAUNA OF SRI LANKA with special reference to skull dentition and venom in snakes, 1980 by P.H.D.H De Silva.
  • An Ecological Reconnaissance of Wilpattu National Park, Ceylon May 1972 by John F. Eisenberg and Melvyn Lockhart.
  • Resource Inventory of Wilpattu National Park - Final Report By The World Conservation Union (IUCN) Sri Lanka, December 2006