A tale of a horn

10 December, 2013

With funding from the National Geographic Society, Dr Ruchira Somaweera of Biologic recently completed a year-long project on the evolutionary ecology of the iconic horned lizards of Sri Lanka. Five endemic members of the lizard genus

, where each species have a unique ‘horn’ at the tip of the snout, inhabit the island and most have very restricted distributions within the lowland rainforests and mountain cloud forests. This project investigated several aspects of their ecology including the role of the horn, their habitat requirements and the impact of habitat and climate change on their future. Read more at

Rhino horned lizard