RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Most publications are available at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Madhava_Meegaskumbura

a. Science Citation Indexed journals
1. Meegaskumbura M, Bossuyt F, Pethiyagoda R, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Bahir M, Milinkovitch MC, Schneider CJ. 2002. Sri Lanka and Amphibian Hot Spot, Science 298: 398
2. Bossuyt F, Meegaskumbura M, Beenaerts N, Gower DJ, Pethiyagoda R, Roelants K, Mannaert A, Wilkinson M, Bahir MM, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Ng PKL, Schneider CJ, Oommen OV, & Milinkovitch MC. 2004. Local Endemism Within the Western Ghats–Sri Lanka Biodiversity Hotspot, Science 306: 479-481
3. Bossuyt F, Meegaskumbura M, Beenaerts N, Gower DJ, Pethiyagoda R, Roelants K, Mannaert A, Wilkinson M, Bahir MM, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Ng PKL, Schneider CJ, Oommen OV, & Milinkovitch MC. 2005. Biodiversity in Sri Lanka and the Western Ghats – Response, Science 308: 199
4. Meegaskumbura M*, Manamendra-Arachchi K. 2005. Description of eight new species of shrub frogs (Ranidae : Rhacophorinae : Philautus) from Sri Lanka, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Suppl. 12: 305-338
5. Bahir MM, Meegaskumbura M, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Schneider CJ, Pethiyagoda, R. 2005. Reproduction and terrestrial direct development in Sri Lankan shrub frogs (Ranidae : Rhacophorinae : Philautus), Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Suppl., 12: 339-350
6. Manamendra-Arachchi K, Pethiyagoda R, Dissanayake R, Meegaskumbura M. 2005. A second extinct big cat from the Late Quaternary of Sri Lanka. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Suppl., 12: 423-434
7. Meegaskumbura M*, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Schneider CJ, Pethiyagoda R. 2007. New species amongst Sri Lanka’s extinct shrub frogs, Zootaxa 1397: 1-15
8. Pethiyagoda R, Gunatilleke N, de Silva M, Kotagama S, Gunatilleke S, de Silva P, Meegaskumbura M, Fernando P, Ratnayeke S, Jayawardene J, Raheem D, Benjamin S, Ilangakoon A. 2007. Science and Biodiversity: the predicament of Sri Lanka, Current Science 426: 426-427
9. Kerney R, Meegaskumbura M, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Hanken J. 2007. Cranial ontogeny in Philautus silus (Anura: Ranidae: Rhacophorinae) reveals few similarities with other direct-developing anurans, Journal of Morphology 268: 715–725
10. Meegaskumbura S, Meegaskumbura M, Pethiyagoda R, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Schneider CJ. 2007. Crocidura hikmiya, a new shrew (Mammalia: Soricomorpha: Soricidae) from Sri Lanka, Zootaxa 1665: 19-30
11. Pethiyagoda R, Kottelat M, Silva A, Maduwage K, Meegaskumbura M. 2008. A review of the genus Laubuca in Sri Lanka, with description of three new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), Ichthyological Exploration of the Freshwaters 19(1) 7-26
12. Meegaskumbura M*., Silva A., Maduwage K., Pethiyagoda R. 2008. Puntius reval, a new barb from Sri Lanka (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), Ichthyological Exploration of the Freshwaters 19(1) 141-152
13. Maduwage K, Meegaskumbura M, Silva A, Pethiyagoda R. 2008. Phylogenetic implications of hemipenial morphology in Sri Lankan agamid lizards, Current Science 95(7) 828-840
14. Pethiyagoda R, Silva A, Maduwage K, Meegaskumbura M. 2008. Puntius kelumi: a new species of cyprinid fish from Sri Lanka (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), Ichthyological Exploration of the Freshwaters 19(3) 201-214
15. Meegaskumbura M*, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Pethiyagoda R. 2009. Two new species of shrub frogs (Rhacophoridae: Philautus) from lowlands of Sri Lanka, Zootaxa 2122: 51-68
16. Meegaskumbura S, Meegaskumbura M, Schneider, CJ. 2010. Systematic relationship and taxonomy of Suncus montanus and S. murinus from Sri Lanka, and evidence of hybridization between them. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 55: 473-487
17. Meegaskumbura M*, Manamendra-Arachchi K. 2011. Two new species of shrub frogs (Rhacophoridae: Pseudopilautus) from Sri Lanka, Zootaxa 2747: 1-18
18. Swei A, Rowley JJL, Ro¨dder D, [….] Meegaskumbura, [….], Vredenburg, VT. 2011. Is Chytridiomycosis an Emerging Infectious Disease in Asia?, Plos One 6(8): 23171-79
19. Meegaskumbura S, Meegaskumbura M, Schneider CJ. 2012. Re-evaluation of the taxonomy of the Sri Lankan pigmy shrew Suncus fellowesgordoni (Soriciicade: Crocidurinae) and its phylogenetic relationship with S. etruscus, Zootaxa 3187: 57-68
20. Meegaskumbura M*, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Bowatte G, Meegaskumbura S. 2012. Rediscovery of Pseudophilautus semiruber, a diminutive (Rhacophoridae: Pseudophilautus) from Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 3229: 58-68
21. Pethiyagoda R, Meegaskumbura M, Maduwage K. 2012. A synopsis of the South Asian fishes referred to Puntius (Pisces: Cyprinidae), Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 23(1): 63-95
22. Meegaskumbura S, Meegaskumbura M, Schneider CJ. 2012. Re-evaluation of the taxonomy of the Sri Lankan pigmy shrew Suncus fellowesgordoni (Soriciicade: Crocidurinae) and its phylogenetic relationship with S. etruscus, Zootaxa 3187:57-68
23. Chisholm RA, Muller-Landau HC, [….] Meegaskumbura M, [….] Zimmerman JK. 2013. Scale-dependent relationships between tree species richness and ecosystem function in forests, Journal of Ecology 01
24. Bowatte G, Perera P, Senevirathne G, Meegaskumbura S, Meegaskumbura M*. 2013. Tadpoles as Dengue Mosquito (Aedes aegypti) egg predators, Biological Control 67:469-474
25. Erickson DL, Jones FA, Swenson NG, Pei N, Bourg NA, Chen W,Davies SJ, Ge X, Hao Z, Howe RW, Huang C, Larson AJ, Lum SK,Lutz J, Ma K, Meegaskumbura M, Mi X, Parker JD, Sun I, Wright SJ, Wolf AT, Xing D, Zimmerman JK and Kress WJ. 2014. Comparative evolutionary diversity and phylogenetic structure across multiple forest dynamics plots: a mega-phylogeny approach, Frontiers in Genetics 5:358
26. Biju SD, Garg S, Mahony S, Wijayathilaka N, Senevirathne G, Meegaskumbura M. 2014. DNA barcoding, phylogeny and systematics of Golden-Backed Frogs (Hylarana, Ranidae) of the Western Ghats–Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot, with the description of seven new species. Contributions to Zoology 83 (4) 269-335
27. Meegaskumbura M*, Senevirathne G, Wijayathilaka N, Jayawardena B, Bandara C, Manamendra-Arachchi, K, Pethiyagoda R. 2015. The Sri Lankan torrent toads (Bufonidae: Adenominae: Adenomus): species boundaries assessed using multiple criteria, Zootaxa, 3911(2): 245-261
28. Somaweera R, Wiyajathilaka N, Bowatte G, Meegaskumbura M. 2015. Conservation in a changing landscape: habitat occupancy of the critically endangered Tennent’s leaf-nosed lizard (Ceratophora tennentii) in Sri Lanka. Journal of Natural History.10.1080/00222933.2015.1006280
29. Meegaskumbura M*, Senevirathne G, Biju SD, Garg S, Meegaskumbura S, Pethiyagoda R, Hanken J, Schneider CJ. 2015. Patterns of reproductive-mode evolution in Old World tree frogs (Anura, Rhacophoridae), Zoologica Scripta, 44(5) 509–522. DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12121
30. Senevirathne G, Meegaskumbura M*. Life among crevices: osteology of Nannophrys marmorata, Zootaxa, (accepted).

b. Peer reviewed, non-SCI journals
31. Meegaskumbura M*, Meegaskumbura S, Bowatte G, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Pethiyagoda R, Hanken J, Schneider CJ. 2010. Taruga (Anura: Rhacophoridae), a new genus of foam-nesting tree frogs endemic to Sri Lanka, Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences), 39(2): 75-94.
32. Ariyasiri K, Bowatte G, Menike U, Meegaskumbura, S, Meegaskumbura M* 2011. Predator-induced plasticity in tadpoles of Polypedates cruciger (Anura: Rhacophoridae), Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, 5(2):14-21(e29).
33. Bowatte G and Meegaskumbura M*. 2011. Morphology and ecology of Microhyla rubra (Anura: Microhylidae) tadpoles from Sri Lanka. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, 5(2):22-32 (e30).
34. Bowatte G, and Meegaskumbura M*. 2011. Morphology and ecology of tadpoles of Ramanella obscura (Anura: Microhylidae). Ceylon Journal of Science, (Biological Sciences), 40(2): 109-120.
35. Epa R, Perera N, Manamendra-Arachchi K, and Meegaskumbura M* 2011. Sri Lanka’s Aruwakkalu fossil deposit dates to the Burdigalian Age. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences), 40(2):163-174.
36. Meegaskumbura S, Meegaskumbura M, Schneider, CJ. 2012. Phylogenetic position of Suncus fellowesgordoni with pigmy shrews from Madagascar and Southeast Asia inferred from cytochrome-b, Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) 41:83-87.
37. Gascon C, Collins JP, Church DR, Moore RD, Andreone F, Bishop P, Biju SD, Bolaños F, Feng X, Pipeng L, Zhang L, Shi H, Lötters S, Matamoros Y, Meegaskumbura M, Molur S, Mitchell PN, Mora-Benavides JM, Garcia-Moreno J, Randriamahazo H, Reardon JT, Molina C, Ron S, Rowley JLL, Silvano D, Valdujo PH, Verdade VK. 2012. Scaling a global plan into regional strategies for amphibian conservation, Alytes 29 (1-4): 15-27.
38. Meegaskumbura S, Meegaskumbura M, Schneider CJ. 2014. Phylogenetic Relationships of the Endemic Sri Lankan Shrew Genera: Solisorex and Feroculus, Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences).

c. Book chapters and essays
39. Pethiyagoda, R., Manamendra-Arachchi, K. and Meegaskumbura, M. 2014. Sri Lankan amphibians: extinctions and endangerment; pp. 157-172 in: Heatwole, H. and Das, I. (eds), Conservation biology of amphibians of Asia — Status of conservation and decline of amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu. xiv+382 pp.
40. Meegaskumbura, M., Manamendra-Arachchi, K. and Pethiyagoda, R. 2012. Amphibians, Horton Plains Sri Lanka’s Cloud-Forest National Park. Wildlife Heritage Trust. 197-213.
41. Meegaskumbura M., Pethiyagoda R., Wake D., and Hanken J. Pickled frogs help biodiversity assessment. 2008 Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Ediciones, with IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Conservation International, and NatureServe, Barcelona.
42. Meegaskumbura M., Manamendra-Arachchi K., Pethiyagoda R., and Schneider C.J. The use of phylogenies in predicting trends for conservation: A case study from Sri Lanka. 2008. Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Ediciones, with IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Conservation International, and NatureServe, Barcelona.
43. Pethiyagoda R., Meegaskumbura M., Manamendra-Arachchi K., and Schneider C.J. Amphibian diversity and the case of Sri Lanka’s burgeoning inventory. 2008. Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Ediciones, with IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Conservation International, and NatureServe, Barcelona.
44. Bain, R., Biju, S.D., Brown, R., Das, I., Diesmos, A., Dutta, S., Gower, D., Inger, R., Iskandar, D., Kaneko, Y., Lau, M.W.N., Meegaskumbura, M., Ohler, A., Papenfuss, T., Pethiyagoda, R., Stuart, B., Wilkinson, M. and Xie, F., Amphibians of the Indomalayan Realm. 2008. Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Ediciones, with IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Conservation International, and NatureServe, Barcelona.

d. Articles
45. Pethiyagoda R., K. Mamamendra-Arachchi, M.M. Bahir & M. Meegaskumbura. 2006. Sri lankan Amphibians: diversity, uniqueness and conservation. IN: The fauna of Sri Lanka: status of taxonomy, research and conservation. IUCN, Sri lanka: 125-133
46. Meegaskumbura, M. 2011. Taruga, a new tree-frog genus endemic to Sri Lanka. FrogLog, 96: p36.
47. Meegaskumbura, M., Bowatte, G., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., & Meegaskumbura, S. 2011. Amphibian research in Sri Lanka, Froglog, 98:26-29.
48. Swei et. al. 2011. Prevalence and distribution of chytridiomycosis throughout Asia, Froglog, 98:26-29.
49. Samarawickrema, P., Ariyasiri, K., Menike, U., Samarasinghe, N. & Meegaskumbura M. 2011. Observations of Black eagle nesting in Sri Lanka, Tigerpaper, 25(2): 1-4.
50. Meegaskumbura, M., Meegaskumbura, S., Gunatilleke, N., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., Bowatte, G., Gunathilaka, T & Bandara, C. 2012. Conservation and biogeography of Amphibians of eastern Sinharaja, Froglog, 100: 12-14.
51. Meegaskumbura, M., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., Bowatte, G., & Meegaskumbura, S. 2012.A tiny lost shrub frog species found after 100 years. Froglog, 101: 5.
52. Meegaskumbura M. (1999) Tubifex worms for fishes. Tropical Fish Hobbyist, TFH Publications New Jersey XLVII 10 pp 58-68.
53. Meegaskumbura M. (1999) Breeding and caring for Silver Dollars (Metynnis sp.). Tropical Fish Hobbyist. TFH publications XLVIII 1:253 pp 12-18.
54. Meegaskumbura M. (1999) The life of the Red Ramanella (Ramanella obscura) from Sri Lanka. Loris, 22:1 pp 22-28.
55. Meegaskumbura M. (2000) The ecology and reproduction of Red Ramanella (Ramanella obscura) from Sri Lanka. Amphibian and Reptile Hobbyist.
56. Meegaskumbura M. (1999) Nature Portfolio. Sri Lanka Nature. December: pp 39-48.
57. Meegaskumbura M. (1999) Miniature Giants. Sri Lanka Nature. December: pp 22-24.
58. Meegaskumbura M. (2011) Morningside Threatened. The Island. 05th Oct. 2011.

e. Refereed Abstracts in Conference Proceedings (Selected)
59. Gunarathna, A, Wijayathilaka N, Senevirathne G, Meegaskumbura M*. Call repertoire of Pseudophilautus viridis (Anura: Rhacophoridae), an endemic shrub frog Sri Lanka. iPURSE. Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya. 2015
60. Tennakoon SD, Meegaskumbura M. Systematics of Cerithiform Gastropods (superfamily: Cerithioidea) in Miocene of Sri Lanka. In-House Seminar on Science of Archaeology & Archaeological Sciences. Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2014.
61. Epa R, Perera N, Tennakoon S, Premaratne S, Senevirathne G, Manamedra-Arachchi K, Meegaskumbura M. Studying Aruwakkalu Miocene Fossils of Sri Lanka. 2014. In-House Seminar on Science of Archaeology & Archaeological Sciences. Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
62. Herath HMJCB, Wijayathilake N, Meegaskumbura M, Evaluating the status and success of Interbasin translocation of four species of endemic fish to the Mahaweli river, Sri Lanka. 2013. International Conference on Conserving Biodiversity for Sustainable Development, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India.
63. Senevirathne G, Bowatte G, Meegaskumbura M. Comparative skull development in Taruga and Polypedates (Ranidae: Rhacophorinae). 2012. Conference on Herpetological conservation and biology, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya.
64. Epa R, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Meegaskumbura M, Adikari G. Reconstruction of the Paleoenvironment at Aruwakkalu Miocene fossil bed. International Association for Asian Heritage. Pp.36. 2011.
65. Meegaskumbura M. Amphibians and other funnel diversity and biogeography of Eastern Sinharaja. SLAAS Annual Research Sessions 2011, symposium, Conservation Management of Eastern Sinharaja (Rakwana-Deniyaya) Hills.
66. Meegaskumbura M, Pethiyagoda, R, Meegaskumbura S, Schneider CJ. Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of Old World Tree Frogs (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Evolution Meetings, University of Idaho, USA. 2009
67. Meegaskumbura M, Conservation of Sri Lanka’s shrub frogs – evolutionary perspectives. Postdoctoral Fellows program – final meeting, Harvard University Center for the Environment, Massachusetts, USA. 2009.
68. Meegaskumbura M. Montane isolates of frogs of Sri Lanka. Montane diversity working group meeting. The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), Duke University, Durham, USA. 2008.
69. Meegaskumbura M. Adaptive radiations and evolution in Sri Lankan tree frogs. Hepetology lecture series. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, USA. 2008.
70. Meegaskumbura M. Molecular Systematics, Evolution, and Ecology of Sri Lankan shrub-frogs (Rhacophorinae: Pseudophilautus. Ph.D. dissertation talk. Boston University, Massachusetts, USA. 2007.
71. Meegaskumbura M. Systematics, Reproduction and Ecology of Sri Lankan Tree frogs. IUCN meeting on the status of vertebrates in Sri Lanka. Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2005.
72. Meegaskumbura M. Taxonomy of Sri Lankan fishes. IUCN meeting on the status of vertebrates in Sri Lanka. Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2005.
73. Meegaskumbura M. Radiation of direct developing frogs in Sri Lanka. Seminar on Declining Amphibians. Harvard University, Cambridge MA. USA. 2004.
74. Meegaskumbura M, Pethiyagoda R, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Bossuyt F, and Schneider CJ. Discovery of a remarkable radiation of direct-developing frogs in Sri Lanka. Fourth World Congress of Herpetology, Bentota, Sri Lanka. 2001.
75. Meegaskumbura M, Pethiyagoda R, Schneider CJ. A newly discovered adaptive radiation of rhacophorid tree frogs in Sri Lanka. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Annual Meeting. Kansas City, MO. USA. 2001.

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

“Island Biodiversity, significance for Sri Lanka” to mark the United Nations International Day for Biodiversity, organised by the Sri Lanka Business and Biodiversity Platform of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Colombo, Sri Lanka). 2014.

“The frog story” 35th National Conference of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Waters-edge, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2014.

“Amphibian research and conservation in Sri Lanka”. Conference on Herpetological conservation and biology, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya. 2012.