Uropeltis macrorhyncha (BEDDOME, 1877)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Uropeltis macrorhyncha?
|Higher Taxa||Uropeltidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Anamally Earth Snake|
|Synonym||Silybura macrorhyncha BEDDOME 1877|
Silybura macrorhyncha — BEDDOME 1886: 19
Silybura macrorhynchus — BOULENGER 1893: 153
Uropeltis macrorhynchus — SMITH 1943: 78
Uropeltis macrorhyncha — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 146
Uropeltis macrorhynchus — DAS 2003
Uropeltis macrorhyncha — WALLACH et al. 2014: 766
|Distribution||S India (Anaimalai Hills (3000—4000 feet), Kerala).|
Type locality: ,,Anamullay Mountains, 4,000 feet elevation"
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19188.8.131.52 (formerly 184.108.40.206)|
|Diagnosis||Snout acutely pointed; rostral strongly ridged above, strongly projecting, the portion visible from above, as long as the distance between it and the end of the parietals, separating the nasals for more than half their eye one-fourth to one-third the length of the ocular shield. Scales in 17 rows; V. 203-213, one and a third times broad as the adjacent scales: C. 6. Tail as in ellioti (Smith 1943: 78).|
Coloration: Upper parts uniform brown; lower parts brown and yellow, the latter colour confined to the posterior half of the scale; a yellow streak from the mouth along each side of the neck; another on each side of the lower surface of the tail, connected with its fellow by a cross-bar on the anal region (Smith 1943: 78).
Total length: 740, diameter 13 mm (Smith 1943: 78).