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Uropeltis
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Common names: shieldtails, earth snakes.

Uropeltis is a genus of nonvenomous shield tail snakes endemic to peninsular India. As of 2017, 23 species are recognized.[2]

Geographic range

Most Uropeltis species are found in hills of peninsular India, mainly in southwestern parts of the country, including the Western Ghats and to some extent, also in the Eastern Ghats and in hills of Central India.[1]

Description

Eye in the ocular shield. No supraoculars. No temporals. No mental groove. Tail conical or obliquely truncated, terminating in a small scute, the end of which is square, or bicuspid with the points side by side.[3]

Species

Species[2][4] Taxon author[2][4] Common name Geographic range[1][4] U. arcticeps (Günther, 1875) Tinevelly shieldtail Tirunelveli Hills U. beddomii (Günther, 1862) Beddome's shieldtail Anaimalai Hills U. bicatenata (Günther, 1875) two-chained shieldtail Pune Hills U. broughami (Beddome, 1878) Brougham's shieldtail Palni Hills U. ceylanicaT Cuvier, 1829 Cuvier's shieldtail Western Ghats south of Goa. U. dindigalensis (Beddome, 1877) Dindigul shieldtail Sirumalai Hills U. ellioti (Gray, 1858) Elliot's shieldtail Hills of peninsular India U. liura (Günther, 1875) Günther's shieldtail Southern Western Ghats U. macrolepis (Peters, 1862) Bombay shieldtail Northern Western Ghats U. macrorhyncha (Beddome, 1877) Ponachi shieldtail Anaimalai Hills U. maculata (Beddome, 1878) spotted shieldtail Anaimalai Hills U. madurensis (Beddome, 1878) Madura earth snake Meghamalai U. myhendrae (Beddome, 1886) barred shieldtail Agasthyamalai Hills U. nitida (Beddome, 1878) Cochin shieldtail Anaimalai Hills and Nelliyampathi. U. ocellata (Beddome, 1863) Nilgiri shieldtail Western Ghats south of Nilgiris . U. petersi (Beddome, 1878) Peters' shieldtail Anaimalai Hills U. phipsonii (Mason, 1888) Phipson's shieldtail Northern Western Ghats U. pulneyensis (Beddome, 1863) Palni shieldtail Southern Western Ghats U. rubrolineata (Günther, 1875) red-lined shieldtail Southern Western Ghats. U. rubromaculata (Beddome, 1867) red-spotted shieldtail Anaimalai Hills. U. shorttii (Beddome, 1863) Shevaroy Hills earth snake Yercaud U. smithi (Gans, 1966) violet shieldtail Anaimalai Hills U. woodmasoni (W. Theobald, 1876) Palni shieldtail, black-bellied shieldtail Palni Hills .

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

Nota bene: A taxon author in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Uropeltis.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré TA (1999). Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ a b c "Uropeltis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 1 September 2007.
  3. ^ Boulenger GA (1893). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I., Containing the Families ... Uropeltidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 448 pp. + Plates I-XXVIII. (Genus Silybura, p. 144).
  4. ^ a b c "Uropeltis ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

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Common names: shieldtails, earth snakes.

Uropeltis is a genus of nonvenomous shield tail snakes endemic to peninsular India. As of 2017, 23 species are recognized.

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