Uropeltis


Uropeltis
Uropeltis
Ceylon earth snake, U. ceylanica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Uropeltidae
Genus: Uropeltis
Cuvier, 1829
Synonyms
  • Uropeltis - Cuvier, 1829
  • Coloburus - A.H.A. Duméril In A.M.C. Duméril & A.H.A. Duméril, 1851
  • Siloboura - Gray, 1858
  • Crealia - Gray, 1858
  • Silybura - Peters, 1861[1]
Common names: (none).

Uropeltis is a genus of non-venomous shield tail snakes found in southern India and Sri Lanka. Currently, 23 species are recognized.[2]

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Geographic range

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka.[1]

Species

Species[2] Taxon author[2] Common name Geographic range[1]
U. arcticeps (Günther, 1875) Tinevelly shieldtail
U. beddomii (Günther, 1862) Beddom's shieldtail
U. broughami (Beddome, 1878) Sirumallay's shieldtail South India (Palni and Sirumalai Hills, Madura district; Nilgiris)
U. ceylanicaT Cuvier, 1829 Cuvier's shieldtail Southern India in the Western Ghats (Kerala) from Castle Rock to Travancore (Anaimalai Hills), in the Eastern Ghats in the Shevaroy Hills, and in the southern Ghats from Kunjithanni (Idikki District) to Trivandrum.
U. dindigalensis (Beddome, 1877) Dindigul shieldtail
U. ellioti (Gray, 1858) Elliot's shieldtail
U. liura (Günther, 1875) Günther's shieldtail
U. macrolepis (Peters, 1862) Bonbay shieldtail
U. macrorhyncha (Beddome, 1877) Ponachi shieldtail Southern India in the Western Ghats: Anaimalai Hills, Madura District.
U. maculata (Beddome, 1878) Spotted shieldtail
U. melanogaster (Gray, 1858) Gray's shieldtail
U. myhendrae (Beddome, 1886) Barred shieldtail
U. nitida (Beddome, 1878) Cochin shiedtail Southern India in the Western Ghats on the Cochin side of the Anaimalai Hills.
U. ocellata (Beddome, 1863) Nilgiri shieldtail Southern India in the Western Ghats: south of the Goa Gap, Anaimalai, Cardomom (southern Kerala), Munnar Hills, Nilgiri Hills and Trivandrum.
U. petersi (Beddome, 1878) Peters shieldtail
U. phillipsi (Nicholls, 1929) Phillips shieldtail
U. phipsonii (Mason, 1888) Phipsons shieldtail
U. pulneyensis (Beddome, 1863) Palni shiledtail
U. rubrolineata (Günther, 1875) Red-lined shieldtail Southern India in the Western Ghats: south of the Palghat to Bhimshankar and in the Anaimalai and Travancore Hills.
U. rubromaculata (Beddome, 1867) Red-spotted shieldtail Southern India in the Western Ghats: Anaimalai Hills and Nilgiri Hills between 1,200 and 1,500 m elevation.
U. ruhunae Deraniyagala, 1954
U. smithi Gans, 1966 Smith's shieldtail, violet shieldtail
U. woodmasoni (Theobald, 1876) Palni shieldtail, black-bellied shieldtail

*) Not including the nominate subspecies.
T) Type species.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ a b c "Uropeltis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=634406. Retrieved 1 September 2007. 

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