Paulus Edward Pieris Deraniyagala
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He was born in Colombo, the son of Sir Paul Edward Pieris, civil servant and scholar, and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he gained a BA in 1922 and an MA in 1923. He entered Harvard University for a year where he was awarded MA in 1924.
He specialised in fauna and human fossils of the Indian subcontinent. From 1939 to 1963 he was the Director of the National Museum of Ceylon, and from 1961 to 1964 he was also the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the Vidyodaya University.
- Sri Lankan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sinhaleyus) in 1936
- Sri Lankan hippopotamus (Hexaprotodon sinhaleyus) in 1937
- Sri Lanka lion (Leo leo sinhaleyus) in 1939
- an alleged African tiger subspecies Panthera tigris sudanensis in 1951
- cannibalistic Balangoda Man (Homo sapiens balangodensis) in 1955
- Sri Lankan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros kagavena) in 1956
- Sri Lankan gaur (Bibos sinhaleyus) in 1962
- Deraniyalaga, P. E. P. (1951). "Does the tiger inhabit the Sudan?". Spolia Zeylanica. 26: 159.
- "Deraniyagala". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
- "Past Presidents". Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
- Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. ("Deraniyagala", p. 70).
- Genealogy of the Deraniyagala family, including a photo of Dr. Paul E. P. Deraniyagala
- Dr. Paul E. P. Deraniyagala and his son's work, including two drawings by the former
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