N and SE Sri Lanka / Confined to dry lowlands savannah of south-eastern Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan records are from Galoya NP, Udawalawa NP, Nilgala, Monaragala, Mullaitivu and Jaffna.  

Subspecies:

Ophisops leschenaultii lankae  DERANIYAGALA, 1953

Types:

Holotype: NMSL (probably); Paratype: NMSL

Terra Typica:

Mullaittivu and Jaffna north of Sri Lanka.


Relevant taxonomic literature:

  • Deraniyagala, P.E.P. (1953) -  A Colored Atlas of some vertebrates from Ceylon, Tetrapod Reptilia - Vol. II.  -  National Museums of Sri Lanka: 101.  

 
 
 
 
 

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