Herpetofauna in the Kaluganga upper catchment of the Knuckles Forest Reserve, Sri
Lanka. V.A.M.P.K. Samarawickrama, D.R.N.S. Samarawickrama, and Shalika Kumburegama. Amphibian and Reptile
V.A.M.P.K. SAMARAWICKRAMA has about fifteen years field experience with herpetofauna and
worked as an ecologist for the IUCN Sri Lanka County Office. His research over the past decade has been on
taxonomical studies of herpetofauna, animal behavioral studies, and he has described a new species of lizard
from the Knuckles forest region; his current research concerns the genus Lankanectes. Hobbies are nature painting, outdoor
camping, bird watching, wildlife photography, and hiking.