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Uropeltis nitidus (BEDDOME, 1878)

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Higher TaxaUropeltidae, Henophidia, Serpentes (snakes) 
Common NamesSouthern Earth Snake 
SynonymSilybura nitida BEDDOME 1878
Silybura nitida — BEDDOME 1886: 19
Silybura nitida — BOULENGER 1893: 151
Uropeltis nitidus — SMITH 1943: 76
Uropeltis nitida — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 147
Uropeltis nitidus — DAS 2003 
DistributionS India (Anaimalai Hills, Cochin side, 4000-5000 feet).

Type locality: ,,Anamallays, 4000 to 5000 feet".  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.16.30 (formerly; 1946.1.13.97 (formerly; MHNP 95.87 (2 specimens). 
  • Beddome,R.H. 1878. Descriptions of new Uropeltidae from Southern India, with remarks on some previously described species. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1878: 154-155 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Constable, JOHN D. 1949. Reptiles from the Indian Peninsula in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 103: 59-160. - 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
  • 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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