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Uropeltis phipsonii (MASON, 1888)

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Higher TaxaUropeltidae, Henophidia, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPhipson's Shieldtail 
SynonymSilybura phipsonii MASON 1888
Silybura phipsonii — BOULENGER 1893: 155
Uropeltis phipsoni — SMITH 1943
Uropeltis rubrolineatus — WILLIAMS 1959
Uropeltis rubrolineatus — GANS 1966
Uropeltis phipsonii — RAJENDRAN 1985
Uropeltis phipsonii — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 149
Uropeltis phipsonii — DAS 2003 
DistributionIndia (Maharashtra)

Type locality: “Bombay Ghats”, India. Map legend:
TDWG region - 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.
 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.16.33 (formerly 97.7.19.2) — 1946.1.16.34 (97.7.19.3). 
CommentUropeltis phipsoni (MASON 1888) has been treated as a synonym of Uropeltis rubrolineatus (GÜNTHER 1875) by GANS 1966 and revalidated by RAJENDRAN 1985. 
References
  • 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
  • Mason, GEORGE E. 1888. Description of a new earth-snake of the genus Silybura from the Bombay Presidency with remarks on little known Uropeltidae. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 22: 184-186. - get paper here
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Rajendran, M. 1985. Studies in Uropeltid Snakes. Madurai University Press, Madurai.
  • 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.
  • Whitaker, Romulus<br />and Ashok Captain 2004. Snakes of India. Draco Books, 500 pp. - get paper here
  • Williams, Ernest E. 1959. The occipito-vertebral joint in the burrowing snakes of the family Uropeltidae. Breviora (106): 1-10 - get paper here
 
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