Publications

by Naya on June 12th, 2012

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Meegaskumbura M.,Gayani  Senevirathne, Nayana Wijayathilaka, Beneeta Jayawardena, Champika Bandara, Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi and Rohan Pethiyagoda. 2015. The Sri Lankan torrent toads (Bufonidae: Adenominae: Adenomus): species boundaries assessed using multiple criteria. Zootaxa, 3911(2):245-261.

Biju S.D., Sonali Garg, Stephen Mahony, Nayana Wijayathilaka, Gayani  Senevirathne, Madhava Meegaskumbura. 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 (2014)

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. doi:10.3389/fgene.2014.00358

Yathramullage S, Meegaskumbura M, Meegaskumbura S. 2014. Record of five new endemic small mammal hosts for four ectoparasite species from Sri Lanka. Journal of Asia-Pacific Journal of Entomology, 17(3): 473-476.

Chisholm, R. A., Muller-Landau, H. C., Abdul Rahman, K., Bebber, D. P., Bin, Y., Bohlman, S. A., Bourg, N. A., Brinks, J., Bunyavejchewin, S., Butt, N., Cao, H., Cao, M., Cárdenas, D., Chang, L.-W., Chiang, J.-M., Chuyong, G., Condit, R., Dattaraja, H. S., Davies, S., Duque, A., Fletcher, C., Gunatilleke, N., Gunatilleke, S., Hao, Z., Harrison, R. D., Howe, R., Hsieh, C.-F., Hubbell, S. P., Itoh, A., Kenfack, D., Kiratiprayoon, S., Larson, A. J., Lian, J., Lin, D., Liu, H., Lutz, J. A., Ma, K., Malhi, Y., McMahon, S., McShea, W., Meegaskumbura, M., Mohd. Razman, S., Morecroft, M. D., Nytch, C. J., Oliveira, A., Parker, G. G., Pulla, S., Punchi-Manage, R., Romero-Saltos, H., Sang, W., Schurman, J., Su, S.-H., Sukumar, R., Sun, I.-F., Suresh, H. S., Tan, S., Thomas, D., Thomas, S., Thompson, J., Valencia, R., Wolf, A., Yap, S., Ye, W., Yuan, Z., Zimmerman, J. K. (2013), Scale-dependent relationships between tree species richness and ecosystem function in forests. Journal of Ecology, 101: 1214–1224. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12132

Bowatte, G.,Perera, P., Senevirathne, G., Meegaskumbura, S., Meegaskumbura, M. 2013. Tadpoles as dengue mosquito (Aedes aegypti) egg predators. Biological Control 67: 469-474, 2013.

Meegaskumbura, S., Meegaskumbura, M. and Schneider, C.J. 2012. Phylogenetic position of Suncus fellowesgordoni with pigmy shrews from Madagascar and Southeast Asia inferred from cytochrome-b. Ceylon Journal of Science (Bio. Sci.) 41 (1): 83-87, 2012.

Pethiyagoda, R., Meegaskumbura, M. and  Maduwage, K. 2012. A synopsis of the South Asian fishes referred to Puntius (Pisces: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of the Freshwaters, 23(1) 69-95.

Gascon et. al. 2012. Scaling a global plan into regional strategies for amphibian conservation. Alytes, 2012, 29 (1-4): 15-27.

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.
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, 40(2):163-174.
Bowatte, G. and Meegaskumbura, M. 2011. Morphology and ecology of tadpoles of Ramanella obscura (Anura: Microhylidae). Ceylon Journal of Science, 40(2): 109-120.
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).
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).
Swei, A., Rowley, J. J. L., Rodder D., Diesmos, M. L. L., Diesmos, A. C., Briggs, C. J., Brown, R., Cao, T.T., Cheng, T.L., Chong, R.A., Han, B., Hero, J., Hoang, H.D., Kusrini, M.D., Le, D. T. T., McGuire, J. A., Meegaskumbura, M., Min, M., Mulcahy, D.G., Neang, T., Phimmachak, S., Rao, D., Reeder, N. M., Schoville, S. D., Sivongxay, N., Srei, N., Stock, M., Stuart, B. L., Torres, L. S., Tran, D. T. A., Tunstall, T. S., Vieites, D. and Vredenburg, V. T. 2011. Is Chytridiomycosis an Emerging Infectious Disease in Asia? Plos One, 6(8): 23171-79.
Meegaskumbura, M., Meegaskumbura, S., Bowatte, G., Mandmendra-Arachchi, K., Pethiyagoda, R., Hanken, J. and Schneider C.J. 2010. Taruga (Anura: Rhacophoridae), a new genus of foam-nesting tree frogs endemic to Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science), 39(2): 75-94.
Meegaskumbura, M. and Manamendra-Arachchi, K. 2011. Two new species of shrub frogs (Rhacophoridae: Pseudopilautus) from Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 2747: 1-18.
Meegaskumbura, S., Meegaskumbura M. and Schneider, C. J. 2010. Systematic relationships and taxonomy of Suncus montanus and S. murinus from Sri Lanka. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 55: 473-487.
Meegaskumbura, M., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., Pethiyagoda, R. 2009. Two new species of shrub frogs (Rhacophoridae: Philautus) from lowlands of Sri Lanka. Zootaxa.
Pethiyagoda, R., Silva, A., Maduwage, K., and 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.
Maduwage, K., Meegaskumbura, M., Silva, A., and Pethiyagoda, R. 2008. Phylogenetic implications of hemipenial morphology in Sri Lankan agamid lizards. Current Science, 95(7) 828-840.
Meegaskumbura, M., Silva, A., Maduwage, K., and Pethiyagoda, R. 2008. Puntius reval, a new barb from Sri Lanka (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of the Freshwaters, 19(1) 141-152.
Meegaskumbura, S., and Schneider, C. J. 2008. A taxonomic evaluation of the shrew Suncus montanus (Soricidae: Crocidurinae) of Sri Lanka and Inda, Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) 37 (2): 129-136.
Pethiyagoda, R., Kottelat, M., Silva, A., Maduwage, K. and 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.
Meegaskumbura S., Meegaskumbura, M., Pethiyagoda, R., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., and Meegaskumbura, M. 2007. Crocidura hikmiya, a new shrew (Mammalia: Soricomorpha: Soricidae) from Sri Lanka. Zootaxa, 1665: 19-30.
Kerney, R. R., Meegaskumbura, M., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., and 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.
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., and Ilangakoon, A. 2007. Science and Biodiversity: the predicament of Sri Lanka. Current Science, 426: 426-427.
Meegaskumbura, M., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., Pethiyagoda, R. 2007. New species amongst Sri Lanka’s extinct shrub frogs. Zootaxa, 1397: 1-15.
Manamendra-Arachchi K., Pethiyagoda R., Dissanayake R., and Meegaskumbura M. 2005. A second extinct big cat from the Late Quaternary of Sri Lanka. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Suppl., 12: 423-434.
Bahir M. M. Meegaskumbura M., Manamendra-Arachchi K. Schneider C.J. and Pethiyagoda, R. 2005. Reproduction and terrestrial direct development in Sri Lankan shrub frogs (Ranidae : Rhacophorinae : Philautus) Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Suppl., 12: 339-350.
Meegaskumbura M. and 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.
Bossuyt, F., M. Meegaskumbura, N. Beenaerts, D. J. Gower, R. Pethiyagoda, K. Roelants, A. Mannaert, M. Wilkinson, M. M. Bahir, K. Manamendra-Arachchi, P. K. L. Ng, C. J. Schneider, O. V. Oommen & M. C. Milinkovitch, 2005. Biodiversity in Sri Lanka and the Western Ghats: Response, Science, 308: 199.
Bossuyt, F., M. Meegaskumbura, N. Beenaerts, D. J. Gower, R. Pethiyagoda, K. Roelants, A. Mannaert, M. Wilkinson, M. M. Bahir, K. Manamendra-Arachchi, P. K. L. Ng, C. J. Schneider, O. V. Oommen & M. C. Milinkovitch, 2004. Sri Lanka: a center of faunal endemism in Biodiversity Hotspot 21. Science 306: 479-481.
Meegaskumbura M, Bossuyt F, Pethiyagoda R, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Bahir M, Milinkovitch M.C, and Schneider C.J. 2002. Sri Lanka and Amphibian Hot Spot. Science 298: 398.

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Meegaskumbura M., Pethiyagoda R., Wake D., and Hanken J. Pickled frogs help biodiversity assessment. In: Stuart, S.N., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A., Berridge, R, Ramani, P. and Young B.E. eds. Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Ediciones, with IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Conservation International, and NatureServe, Barcelona.
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. In: Stuart, S.N., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A., Berridge, R, Ramani, P. and Young B.E. eds. Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Ediciones, with IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Conservation International, and NatureServe, Barcelona.
Pethiyagoda R., Meegaskumbura M., Manamendra-Arachchi K., and Schneider C.J. Amphibian diversity and the case of Sri Lanka’s burgeoning inventory. In: Stuart, S.N., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A., Berridge, R, Ramani, P. and Young B.E. eds. Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Ediciones, with IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Conservation International, and NatureServe, Barcelona.
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., in press. Amphibians of the Indomalayan Realm. In: Stuart, S.N., Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A., Berridge, R, Ramani, P. and Young B.E. eds. Threatened Amphibians of the World. Lynx Ediciones, with IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Conservation International, and NatureServe, Barcelona.
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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
Meegaskumbura, M. 2011. Taruga, a new tree-frog genus endemic to Sri Lanka. FrogLog, 96: p36.
Meegaskumbura, M., Bowatte, G., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., & Meegaskumbura, S. 2011. Amphibian research in Sri Lanka, Froglog, 98:26-29.
Swei et. al. 2011. Prevalence and distribution of chytridiomycosis throughout Asia, Froglog, 98:26-29.
Samarawickrema, P., Ariyasiri, K., Menike, U., Samarasinghe, N. & Meegaskumbura M. 2011. Observations of Black eagle nesting in Sri Lanka, Tigerpaper, 25(2): 1-4.
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.
Meegaskumbura, M., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., Bowatte, G., & Meegaskumbura, S. 2012.A tiny lost shrub frog species found after 100 years. Froglog, 101: 5.
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Meegaskumbura M. (1999) Tubifex worms for fishes. Tropical Fish Hobbyist, TFH Publications New Jersey XLVII 10 pp 58-68.
Meegaskumbura M. (1999) Breeding and caring for Silver Dollars (Metynnis sp.). Tropical Fish Hobbyist. TFH publications XLVIII 1:253 pp 12-18.
Meegaskumbura M. (1999) The life of the Red Ramanella (Ramanella obscura) from Sri Lanka. Loris, 22:1 pp 22-28.
Meegaskumbura M. (2000) The ecology and reproduction of Red Ramanella (Ramanella obscura) from Sri Lanka. Amphibian and Reptile Hobbyist.
Meegaskumbura M. (1999) Nature Portfolio. Sri Lanka Nature. December: pp 39-48.
Meegaskumbura M. (1999) Miniature Giants. Sri Lanka Nature. December: pp 22-24.
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Bowatte G., Senevirathne G., Meegaskumbura M. (2013) ඩෙංගු මදුරු බිත්තර පාලනය සඳහා ඉස්‌ගෙඩියන් ගේ දායකත්වය. Vidusara. 4th Dec. 2013. P 16-17.
Meegaskumbura M. (2011) Morningside Threatened. The Island. 05th Oct. 2011.
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Meegaskumbura M., Bowatte G., Wijayathilaka N., and Manamendra-Arachchi K. 2012 (November). Amphibian research and conservation in Sri Lanka. Conference on herpetological conservation and biology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Meegaskumbura M., Pethiyagoda, R., Meegaskumbura S., and Schneider C.J. 2009 (June). Molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of Old World Tree Frogs (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Evolution Meetings, University of Idaho, USA.

Meegaskumbura M., 2009 (April). Conservation of Sri Lanka’s shrub frogs – evolutionary perspectives. Postdoctoral Fellows program – final meeting, Harvard University Center for the Environment, Massachusetts, USA.
Meegaskumbura M., 2008 (May). Montane isolates of frogs of Sri Lanka. Montane diversity working group meeting. The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), Duke University, Durham, USA.
Meegaskumbura M., 2008 (April). Adaptive radiations and evolution in Sri Lankan tree frogs. Hepetology lecture series. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, USA.
Meegaskumbura M., 2007 (April). Molecular Systematics, Evolution, and Ecology of Sri Lankan shrub-frogs (Rhacophorinae: Pseudophilautus. Ph.D. dissertation talk. Boston University, Massachusetts, USA.
Meegaskumbura M. 2005. Systematics, Reproduction and Ecology of Sri Lankan Tree frogs. IUCN meeting on the status of vertebrates in Sri Lanka. Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Meegaskumbura M. 2005. Taxonomy of Sri Lankan fishes. IUCN meeting on the status of vertebrates in Sri Lanka. Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Meegaskumbura M. and Bahir M.M. 2005. Diversity of Sri Lankan Fauna. Wildlife Trust meeting, Mt. Lavinia, Sri Lanka.
Meegaskumbura M. 2004. Radiation of direct developing frogs in Sri Lanka. Seminar on Declining Amphibians. Harvard University, Cambridge MA. USA.
Meegaskumbura M., Pethiyagoda R., Manamendra-Arachchi K., Bossuyt F., and Schneider C.J. 2001. Discovery of a remarkable radiation of direct-developing frogs in Sri Lanka. Fourth World Congress of Herpetology, Bentota, Sri Lanka.
Meegaskumbura M, Pethiyagoda R, Schneider C.J. 2001. A newly discovered adaptive radiation of rhacophorid tree frogs in Sri Lanka. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Annual Meeting. Kansas City, MO. USA.
Meegaskumbura M. 2000. Amphibian diversity in Sri Lanka – Dept. of Biology, Boston University, USA.
Meegaskumbura M. 1998. Reproductive Ecology of Ramanella obscura a Threatened, Endemic Anuran of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Research Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
Meegaskumbura M, Meegaskumbura S.H. 1998. Reproductive Behavior and Captive Spawning of Belontia signata, an Endemic belontid of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Annual Research Sessions of the Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Meegaskumbura S.H, Meegaskumbura M. 1998. New Records of Helminth Parasites in Some Endemic and Indigenous Freshwater Fishes of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Research Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Sri Lanka.
Meegaskumbura M, Meegaskumbura S.H. 1998. An Efficient Method to Extract and Clean Tubificid Worms for Use as a Live Food in Aquaria. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Research Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
Meegaskumbura M, De Silva D.N. 1997. Fungal Inhibitory Properties of Bubble Nest Mucous, as a Protective Mechanism of Eggs and Early Larvae in the Belontid Fishes. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Research Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
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