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Aspidura ravanai WICKRAMASINGHE, VIDANAPATHIRANA, KANDAMBI, PYRON & WICKRAMASINGHE, 2017

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Ravana’s rough-side snake
Sinhala: Ravanage madilla 
SynonymAspidura ravanai WICKRAMASINGHE, VIDANAPATHIRANA, KANDAMBI, PYRON & WICKRAMASINGHE 2017 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Sri Pada upper regions, Ratnapura district, Sabaragamuwa province, Sri Lanka.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: NMSL-NH 2017.19.01, adult male; paratypes: DWC 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the Emperor Ravana, who is believed to have ruled Sri Lanka 5000 years ago. 
References
  • WICKRAMASINGHE, L. J. MENDIS; DULAN RANGA VIDANAPATHIRANA, H. K. DUSHANTHA KANDAMBI, R. ALEXANDER PYRON, NETHU WICKRAMASINGHE 2017. A new species of Aspidura Wagler, 1830 (Squamata: Colubridae: Natricinae) from Sri Pada sanctuary (Peak Wilderness), Sri Lanka Zootaxa 4347 (2): 275-292 - get paper here
 
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