The most recent update on the Sri Lankan biodiversity was released during the 6th National Report of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This report provided an updated list of species up to the end of December 2018. However, in 2019, 54 new species were described: including 26 spiders, (14 cellar spiders, 7 jumping spiders, 4 crab spiders, and one tarantula species), one scorpion species, 5 mites and ticks, 14 reptiles (13-day geckos, and one species of snake), one species of shrub frog, one species of orchid and 6 species of lichens. Later in 2021, Prof. Devaka Weerakoon and Amila Sumathipala released the updated list of taxa of biodiversity of Sri Lanka up to December 2020 including all the new discoveries in 2020.