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Rhinophis punctatus MÜLLER, 1832

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Higher TaxaUropeltidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Müller's Earth Snake 
SynonymRhinophis punctatus MÜLLER 1832: 249
Rhinophis punctatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 157
Rhinophis punctatus — BEDDOME 1886: 6
Rhinophis punctatus — BOULENGER 1893: 141
Rhinophis punctatus — WALL 1921: 33
Rhinophis punctatus — SMITH 1943: 92
Rhinophis punctatus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 140
Rhinophis punctatus — KARUNARATHNA & AMARASINGHE 2011
Rhinophis punctatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 651 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: ,,Guiana".  
TypesType: Lost (fide GANS 1966) 
CommentGANS (1966) listed porrectus and punctatus as synonyms. 
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1865. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 9. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris [1864] - get paper here
  • Karunarathna, Suranjan D. M. S. and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2011. A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE REPTILE FAUNA IN NILGALA FOREST AND ITS VICINITY, MONARAGALA DISTRICT, SRI LANKA. Taprobanica 3 (2): 69-76 - 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.
  • Müller, JOHANN 1832. Beiträge zur Anatomie und Naturgeschichte der Amphibien. . . . 7. Über die Schlangen mit einem Hornschild am Körperende, gen. Rhinophis und Uropeltis. In TIEDEMANN & TREVIARNUS. Z. Physiol., Heidelberg, Leipzig, art. 19, 4 (2):190-275. - get paper here
  • Pyron R. A., Ganesh S. R., Sayyed A., Sharma V., Wallach V. & Somaweera R. 2016. A catalogue and systematic overview of the shield-tailed snakes (Serpentes: Uropeltidae). [type catalogue] Zoosystema 38 (4): 453-506 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • 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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