Plectrurus perrotetii


Plectrurus perrotetii

Taxobox
name = Perrotet's Shieldtail



regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Reptilia
ordo = Squamata
subordo = Serpentes
familia = Uropeltidae
genus = "Plectrurus"
species = "P. perrotetii"
binomial = "Plectrurus perrotetii"
binomial_authority = Duméril, 1851

Perrotet's Shieldtail snake ("Plectrurus perroteti") is a harmless snake found mainly in India. It is a small snake, growing to a maximum of 44 cm in length with a pointed head and blunt tail. It has smooth, glossy scales and is brown in colour. It is found in the Western Ghats and hills of southern India.

Like the Common Worm Snake, these snakes are often mistaken for earthworms. It is seen in the Western Ghats and feed on earthworms. It is considered an endangered species and little else is known about this snake.

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