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Uropeltis myhendrae (BEDDOME, 1886)

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Higher TaxaUropeltidae, Henophidia, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBoulenger's Earth Snake 
SynonymSilybura nilgherriensis var. myhendrae BEDDOME 1886: 15
Silybura myhendrae — BOULENGER 1893: 156
Uropeltis myhendrae SMITH 1943: 83
Uropeltis myhendrae — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 147
Uropeltis myhendrae — DAS 2003 
DistributionS India (Western Ghats south of the Goa Gap; Nilgiris, Travancore; 2,000 - 4,000 feet)

Type locality: ,,SouthTravancore, on the Myhendra Mountain", S India.  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.16.9 (formerly 83.1.12.49); MHNP 95.95. 
Comment 
References
  • 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
  • Gower, D.J.; Captain, A. & Thakur, S.S. 2008. On the taxonomic status of Uropeltis bicatenata (GÜNTHER) (Reptilia: Serpentes: Uropeltidae). Hamadryad 33 (1): 64 – 82 - 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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