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Platyplectrurus trilineatus (BEDDOME, 1867)

IUCN Red List - Platyplectrurus trilineatus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaUropeltidae, Henophidia, Serpentes (snakes) 
Common NamesLined Thorntail Snake 
SynonymPlectrurus? trilineatus BEDDOME 1867
Platyplectrurus bilineatus BEDDOME 1886: 33
Platyplectrurus trilineatus — BEDDOME 1886: 32
Platyplectrurus trilineatus — BOULENGER 1893: 165
Platyplectrurus trilineatus — SMITH 1943
Platyplectrurus trilineatus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 133
Platyplectrurus trilineatus — BOULENGER 18
Platyplectrurus trilineatus — DAS 2003 
DistributionS India (S Western Ghats)

Type locality: „Anamally forests; elevation 4,000 feet" [BEDDOME 1867]
Type locality: ‚,Madura Hills", S India. [BEDDOME 1886] Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.15.72 (formerly; MHNP 95.112—95.113. [BEDDOME 1867]

Syntypes: BMNH 1946.1.23.54 (formerly, 1946.1.23.55 (formerly; MHNP 95.114 [BEDDOME 1886] 
  • Beddome,R.H. 1867. Descriptions and figures of five new snakes from the Madras Presidency. Madras Quart. J. Med. Sci., 11: 14-16. [Reprint: J. Soc. Bibliogr. Nat. Sci., London, 1 (10): 315- 317, 1940.]
  • Beddome,R.H. 1886. An account of the earth snakes of the Peninsula of India and Ceylon. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (5) 17: 3-33. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Das, Indraneil 2003. Growth of Knowledge on the Reptiles of India, with an Introduction to Systematics, Taxonomy and Nomenclature. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 100 (2-3): 446-502
  • Ganesh, S. R. 2011. On a rare, South Indian burrowing snake Platyplectrurus trilineatus (Beddome, 1867) Taprobanica 3 (1): 11-14 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Sharma, R. C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS, New Delhi, 292 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
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