Recent peer-reviewed publications

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  1. Cabe, P.R., M. Henkanaththegedara, B.T. Watson, Z. Loughman and R. Thoma. 2021. An Annotated Checklist of the Freshwater Crayfish of Virginia. Freshwater Crayfish (In Press)
  2. Amarasinghe, A.A.T., C.A. Putra, M. Henkanaththegedara, A.A. Dwiyahreni, N.L. Winarni, Sunaryo, C. Margules, and J. Supriatna. 2021. Herpetofaunal diversity of West Bali National Park, Indonesia with identification of indicator species for long-term monitoring. Global Ecology and Conservation 28, e01638,
  3. Henkanaththegedara, S., D. Conner*, C. Perry*, and Z. Loughman. 2021. Diversity, distribution and habitat use of freshwater crayfish in the Upper Appomattox River basin, Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 28:220-232
  4. Amarasinghe, A.A.T., M. Henkanaththegedara, P.D. Campbell, A. Riyanto, J. Hallermanns, and G. Vogel. 2021. Description of a new Oligodon (Squamata: Colubridae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia including redescriptions of O. waandersi (Bleeker, 1860) and O. propinquus Jan, 1862. Herpetologica 77:195-207
  5. Mestanza-Ramón, C., M. Henkanaththegedara, P.V. Duchicela, Y.V. Tierras, M.S. Capa, D.C. Mejía, M.J. Gutierrez, M.C. Guamán, P.M. Ramón. 2020. In-situ and ex-situ biodiversity conservation in Ecuador: A review of policies, actions and challenges, Diversity 12, 315; doi:10.3390/d12080315
  6. Prakash, T.G.S.L., W.A.A.D.U. Indrajith, A.M.C.P. Aththanayaka, S. Karunarathna, M. Botejue, V. Nijman and Henkanaththegedara#. 2020. Illegal Capture and Internal Trade of Wild Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus maximus) in Sri Lanka. Nature Conservation 42: 51-69. # corresponding author
  7. Amarasinghe, A.A.T., S.R. Chandramouli, K. Deuti, P.D. Campbell, M. Henkanaththegedara & S. Karunarathna. 2020. A Revision of Eutropis rudis (BOULENGER, 1887), Resurrection of E. lewisi (BARTLETT, 1895) and Description of a New Species (REPTILIA: SCINCIDAE) from Great Nicobar, Taprobanica 9: 12–22.
  8. Ross, C. and Henkanaththegedara. 2019. Both Citizen Science Data and Field Surveys Detect Negative Impacts of Urbanization on Bird Communities, Urban Naturalist 30: 1-12.
  9. Kish, W. and Henkanaththegedara. 2019. The Diversity and Distribution of Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) along an Outdoor – Indoor Habitat Gradient: Preliminary Findings from Piedmont Virginia, Virginia Journal of Science 70: doi: 10.25778/ej65-br87
  10. Karunarathna, S., A.M. Bauer, A. De Silva, T. Surasinghe, L. Somaratna, M. Madawala, D. Gabadage, M. Botejue, Henkanaththegedara and K. Ukuwela. 2019. Description of a new species of the genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the Nilgala Savannah forest, Uva Province of Sri Lanka, Zootaxa 4545 (3): 389–407.
  11. Amarasinghe, A.A.T., Campbell, P.D., Henkanaththegedara, S.M., Hallermann, J., Thammachoti, P.A., Smith, E.N., Riyanto, A., and Ineich, I. 2018. Systematic composition of the Eutropis multifasciata (Kuhl, 1820) species complex (Squamata: Scincidae) including the designation of a neotype, Herpetologica 74: 342–354.
  12. Glaser, F.L., K.S. Owen, M. Henkanaththegedara, C. A. Stockwell, and S.C. Lema. 2017. Complete mitochondrion genome of the endangered Mohave tui chub Siphateles bicolor mohavensis (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 2: 797-799.
  13. Loughman, Z., Henkanaththegedara, J. Fetzner, and R. Thoma. 2017. A case of Appalachian endemism: Revision of the Cambarus robustus complex in the Kentucky and Licking River Basins of Kentucky, USA, with the description of three new crayfish species, Zootaxa 4269:460-494. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4269.4.4 (awarded the J. Shelton Horsley Research Award, the highest honor for research by Virginia Academy of Science)
  14. Karunarathna, S., T. Amarasinghe, Henkanaththegedara, T. Surasinghe, M. Madawala, D. Gabadage and M. Botejue. 2017. Distribution, habitat associations and conservation implications of Sri Lankan freshwater terrapins outside the protected area network. Aquatic Conservation 27: 1301–1312. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2792
  15. Karunarathna, S., Henkanaththegedara, D. Gabadage, M. Botejue, M. Madawala and T. Surasinghe. 2016. Ecological and demographical aspects revealed potential of local extinction of critically endangered Kandyan Torrent Toad of Sri Lanka, Oryx 51: 619-626 DOI: 10.1017/S0030605316000594
  16. Hale*, P., J. Wilson*, Z. Loughman and Henkanaththegedara. 2016. Potential impacts of invasive virile crayfish (Orconectes virilis) and red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) on native Piedmont crayfish (Cambarus sp. C): Insights from laboratory experiments. Aquatic Invasions 11: 451–458
  17. Henkanaththegedara, S.M. and U.S. Amarasinghe. 2015. The man who loved elephants and students: A Tribute to Dr. Charles Santiapillai (1944 – 2014). Taprobanica 7: 275-276.
  18. Henkanaththegedara, S.M. and U.S. Amarasinghe. 2015. Species diversity of wetland birds in dry zone seasonal reservoirs in Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 7: 235-243 (featured on journal cover).
  19. Henkanaththegedara, S.M., J.D.L. Fisher, D.E. McEwen and C.A. Stockwell. 2015. The impacts of recently established fish populations on zooplankton communities in a desert spring, and potential conflicts in setting conservation goals. Diversity (Special issue Global Freshwater Biodiversity) 7: 3-15. doi:10.3390/d7010003 Invited
  20. Henkanaththegedara, S.M. and C.A. Stockwell. 2014. Intraguild predation may facilitate co-existence of native and non-native fishes. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 1057–1065.
  21. Karunarathna, D.M.S.S., M Henkanaththegedara, A.A.T. Amarasinghe, A. de Silva. 2013. Impact of Vehicular Traffic on Herpetofaunal Mortality in a Savanna Forest, Eastern Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 5: 111-119.
  22. Henkanaththegedara, S.M. and C.A. Stockwell. 2013. The role of gape-limitation in intraguild predation between native and non-native fish. Ecology of Freshwater Fishes 22: 11-20.