|Distribution||S India (Gujarat, Hills of Peninsular India. Western Ghats south of the Goa Gap to Tinnevelly; Eastern Ghats: Shevaroys, Coimbatore district, South Arcot, Jalarpet, Vizagapatam distriet, Ganjam; Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala).|
Type locality: “Madras”, India
Type locality: ,,Pulney hills, Goleondah hills. [Silybura punctata GÜNTHER]
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19188.8.131.52|
Syntypes [Silybura punctata GÜNTHER]: BMNH 19184.108.40.206 (Golcondah hills), 19220.127.116.11 —1918.104.22.168 (Pulney bills). BMNH 1922.214.171.124 (formerly 126.96.36.199, Nilgiris, Anamallays, 2,000—4,000 feet) is labelled type but should be excluded from the type series because of the different locality (fide GANS 1966).
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