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Rhinophis tricoloratus DERANIYAGALA, 1975

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Higher TaxaUropeltidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymRhinophis tricolorata DERANIYAGALA 1975
Rhinophis tricolorata — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 141
Rhinophis tricoloratus — WICKRAMASINGHE et al. 2009
Rhinophis tricolorata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 652 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: “Kurakstevatta estate, Kudawa villege on border of Sinharaja forest, Near Veddagala, Ratnapura District, Sbaragamuwa Province” (WICKRAMASINGHE et al. 2009)  
TypesHolotype: NMSL 1978.5.1 
  • Deraniyagala, P.E.P. 1975. A new fossorial snake of the genus Rhinophis Hemprich. Spolia zeylan. 33 (1-2): 535-536
  • Karunarathna, D. M. S. S. and A. A. T. Amarasinghe 2012. Reptile diversity in Beraliya Mukalana proposed forest reserve, Galle District - Sri Lanka. Taprobanica 4 (1): 20-26 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - 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.
  • Wickramasinghe, L.J. Mendis; Vidanapathirana, D.R.; Wickramasinghe, N. & Ranwella, P.N. 2009. A new species of Rhinophis Hemprich, 1820 (Reptilia: Serpentes: Uropeltidae) from Rakwana massif, Sri Lanka. Zootaxa 2044: 1-22 - get paper here
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