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Friday, November 25, 2016

Species Named After Sri Lanka

According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, over twenty (20) species are named after SRI LANKA, a teardrop-shaped island in South Asia and surrounded by the Indian Ocean. These species include the Emerald Sri Lanka Spreadwing damselfly, Sri Lanka Bay Owl, Sri Lanka Gecko, Sri Lanka Grappletail dragonfly, Sri Lanka Highland Shrew, Sri Lanka Leaf-Toed Gecko, Sri Lanka Midget damselfly, Sri Lanka Petite Shrub Frog, Sri Lanka Scimitar Babbler bird, Sri Lanka Short-Horn Shrub Frog, Sri Lanka Shrew, Sri Lanka Thrush, Sri Lankan Bullfrog, Sri Lankan Giant Squirrel, Sri Lankan Mountain Palm Civet (Golden Palm Civet) viverrid mammal, Sri Lankan Long-Tailed Shrew, Sri Lankan Relict Ant, Sri Lankan Rose butterfly, Sri Lankan Shrew, and Sri Lankan Wrasse fish.

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