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Rhinophis porrectus WALL, 1921

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Higher TaxaUropeltidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymRhinophis porrectus WALL 1921: 35
Rhinophis punctatus — SMITH 1943: 92
Rhinophis porrectus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 140
Rhinophis porrectus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 651 
DistributionSri Lanka (Hills in the Central Province [Kandy, Peradeniya]; Northwestern Provinee [Puttalam])

Type locality: “on the road between Puttalam and Chilaw”, Ceylon  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.16.70 (formerly 1920.5.25.1) (Maradenkaduwala). 
CommentSMITH (1943) and GANS (1966) listed porrectus and punctatus as synonyms. 
  • Deraniyagala. PAUL E. PIERIS 1955. A colored atlas of some vertebrates from Ceylon. Vol. 3. Serpentoid Reptilia. Colombo, xix + 121 pp. - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Wall, FRANK 1921. Ophidia Taprobanica or the Snakes of Ceylon. Colombo Mus. (H. R. Cottle, govt. printer), Colombo. xxii, 581 pages - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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