Gayani Senevirathne

With rapid advances in molecular techniques, evolutionary developmental patterns in vertebrate limb evolution are becoming clearer. Building on what I have learned so far from studying the development in disparate frog lineages, I am hoping to focus on the evolutionary development and gene regulation patterns of the fin to limb transition.

Selected Publications

Senevirathne G, Kerney R, Meegaskumbura M. Comparative postembryonic skeletal ontogeny in two sister lineages of Old World tree frogs (Rhacophoridae: Taruga, Polypedates) 2016. PLoS One (In review)

Senevirathne G, Thomas A, Kerney R, Hanken J, Biju SD, Meegaskumbura M. From clinging to digging: the postembryonic skeletal ontogeny of the Indian Purple frog, Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis (Anura: Nasikabatrachidae). 2016. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151114

Senevirathne G, Garg S, Kerney R, Meegaskumbura M, Biju SD. Unearthing fossorial tadpoles of family Micrixalidae. PLoS One. 2016. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151781

Biju SD, Senevirathne G, Garg S, Mahony S, Kamei R, Thomas A, Shouche Y, Raxworthy C, Meegaskumbura M, Van Bocxlaer I. Frankixalus, a new genus of tree hole breeding frogs (Rhacophoridae) with oophagous tadpoles from Northeast India. 2016. PLoS One. 11(1): e0145727

Wijayathilaka N, Garg S, Senevirathne G, Karunarathne N, Biju SD & Meegaskumbura M. A new species of Microhyla (Anura: Microhylidae) from Sri Lanka using an integrative taxonomic approach. 2016. Zootaxa.

Senevirathne G, Meegaskumbura M. Life among crevices: osteology of Nannophrys marmorata. 2015. Zootaxa. 4032 (2): 241-245.

Meegaskumbura M, Senevirathne G, Biju, SD, Garg S, Meegaskumbura S, Pethiyagoda R, Hanken J, Schneider C. Patterns of reproductive mode evolution in Old World tree frogs (Anura, Rhacophoridae). 2015. Zoologica Scripta. 44(5): 509-522.

Meegaskumbura M, Senevirathne G, Wijayathilaka N, Jayawardane B, Bandara C, Manamendra-Arachchi K, Pethiyagoda R. The Sri Lankan torrent toads (Bufonidae: Adenominae: Adenomus): species boundaries assessed using multiple criteria. 2015. Zootaxa. 3911: 245-261.

Biju SD, Garg, S, Mahony S, Wijayathilaka N, Senevirathne G, Meegaskumbura M. DNA barcoding, phylogeny and systematics of Golden-backed frogs (Hylarana, Ranidae) of the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot, with the descriptionn of seven new species. 2014. Contributions to Zoology. 83: 269-335.

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

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