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Systematics, biogeography, and processes of speciation of the Scincid genus Eutropis (2015-to the date)
Selected publications:
- (2020). A revision of Eutropis rudis (Boulenger, 1887), resurrection of E. lewisi (Bartlett, 1895) and description of a new species (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Great Nicobar. Taprobanica 9 (1): 12–22.
- (2020). On two poorly known, insular skinks, Eutropis tytleri (Theobald, 1868) and E. andamanensis (Smith, 1935) (Reptilia: Scincidae), endemic to the Andaman Islands, India. Taprobanica 9 (1): 31–38.
- (2018). Systematic composition of the Eutropis multifasciata (Kuhl, 1820) species complex (Squamata: Scincidae) and designation of a neotype. Herpetologica 74 (4): 342–354.
- (2017). Systematics of Eutropis rugifera (Stoliczka, 1870) (Squamata: Scincidae) including the redescription of the holotype. Zootaxa 4272 (1): 103–118.
- (2016). Taxonomy of two endemic Indian skinks, Eutropis bibronii (Gray, 1838) and E. nagarjunensis (Sharma, 1969) (Reptilia: Scincidae), including redescriptions of their types. Zootaxa 4154 (2): 155–168.
- (2016). Taxonomy and natural history of Eutropis beddomei (Jerdon, 1870) (Reptilia: Scincidae), including a redescription of the holotype. Zootaxa 4132 (4): 509–520.

Systematics, biogeography, and processes of speciation of Sri Lankan Gekkonid fauna (2009-to the date)
Selected publications:
- (2020). A new diminutive day gecko species of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Pilikuttuwa, near the capital of Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 9 (1): 71–82.
- (2016). The Re-discovery of live populations of Cnemaspis tropidogaster (Boulenger, 1885) (Sauria, Gekkonidae) from Sri Lanka after 120 years. Zootaxa 4200 (3): 395–405.
- (2016). On the resolution of a long standing issue surrounding the holotype of Cnemaspis podihuna Deraniyagala, 1944 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 4137 (2): 296–300.
- (2011). Natural history and conservation status of Calodactylodes illingworthorum Deraniyagala, 1953 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) in South-eastern Sri Lanka. Herpetotropicos 6 (1-2): 5–10.
- (2010). Some observations of Cnemaspis podihuna Deraniyagala, 1944 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) Sri Lanka. Gekko 6 (1): 23–29.
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