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Aspidura drummondhayi BOULENGER, 1904

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Drummond-Hay's Rough-sided Snake 
SynonymAspidura drummond-hayi BOULENGER 1904
Aspidura drummondhayi — WALL 1921: 213
Aspidura drummond-hayi — SMITH 1943: 338
Aspidura drummondhayi — DAS 1996: 54
Aspidura drummondhayi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 59 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Balangoda district, Ceylon  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.12.45 and 1946.1.12.46, a 202 mm male and a 223 mm female (H.M. Drummond-Hay, March-May 1903). 
EtymologyNamed after Henry Maurice Drummond-Hay (1869-1932), a planter who lived in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and devoted his time to herpetology and other areas of natural history. Not to be confused with his father, Colonel Henry Maurice Drummond-Hay (1814-1896). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1904. Description of a new snake. Spol. Zeyl. 2: 95
  • Gans C; Fetcho J R 1982. The Sri Lankan genus Aspidura (Serpentes, Reptilia, Colubridae). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 51 (14): 271-316
  • 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.
  • Wall, FRANK 1921. Ophidia Taprobanica or the Snakes of Ceylon. Colombo Mus. (H. R. Cottle, govt. printer), Colombo. xxii, 581 pages - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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