Plectrurus


Plectrurus
Plectrurus
Perrotet's shieldtail snake, P. perrotetii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Uropeltidae
Genus: Plectrurus
A.H.A. Duméril, 1851
Synonyms
  • Plectrurus - A.H.A. Duméril In A.M.C. Duméril & A.H.A. Duméril, 1851
  • Maudia - Gray, 1858
  • Plectrurus - Boulenger, 1890
  • Pseudoplectrurus - Boulenger, 1890
  • Plectrurus - Mahendra, 1984[1]
Common names: (none).

Plectrurus is a genus of non-venomous shield tail snakes found in southern India. Currently, 4 species are recognized.[2]

Contents

Geographic range

Found in southern India.[1]

Species

Species[2] Taxon author[2] Common name Geographic range[1]
P. aureus Beddome, 1880 Kerala shieldtail Southern India in the Western Ghats: Chambra Hill, Malabar.
P. canaricus (Beddome, 1870) Kanara shieldtail Southern India in the Western Ghats: South Canara, Mysore (Kundramukh, Karnataka).
P. guentheri Beddome, 1863 Günther's burrowing snake Southern India in the Western Ghats: Sispara Ghat on the west side of the Nilgiri Hills.
P. perrotetiiT A.H.A. Duméril, 1851 Perrotet's shieldtail snake Southern India in the Western Ghats: Nilgiri and Anamalai Hills.

*) 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 "Plectrurus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=634402. Retrieved 1 September 2007. 

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