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Uropeltis rubrolineatus (GÜNTHER, 1875)

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Higher TaxaUropeltidae, Henophidia, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRed-lined Earth Snake 
SynonymSilybura rubrolineata GÜNTHER 1875: 228
Silybura rubrolineata — BEDDOME 1886: 14
Silybura rubrolineata — BOULENGER 1893: 155
Uropeltis rubrolineatus — SMITH 1943: 82
Uropeltis rubrolineata — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 150
Uropeltis rubrolineatus — DAS 2003 
DistributionS India (Western Ghats south of the Palghat Gap to Bhimshankar (80 miles N. E. of Poona, at 2,500 feet, fide ALl 1949: 376). Anaimalai and Travancore hills)

Type locality: ,,Anamallays, Tinnevellys". [Silybura rubrolineata GÜNTHER]  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.15.53 (formerly 74.4.29.804; Tinnevellys), 1946.1.15.63 (74.4.29.92; Nilgiris, Anamallays, 2,000—4,000 feet). [Silybura rubrolineata GÜNTHER] “The original reports listed three types. B. M. No. 74.4.29.1206: RR 1946.1.16.26 from „Malabar" is listed as a type on the jar; it should presumably not be considered such as this locality was not mentioned by GüNTHER” (quoted after GANS 1966). 
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References
  • ALl, S. 1949. Extension of range of the earth snake Uropeltis rubrolineatus (GÜNTHER). J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 482: 376.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Günther,A. 1875. Second report on collections of Indian Reptiles obtained bv the British Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1875: 224-234 - 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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