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Uropeltis macrorhyncha (BEDDOME, 1877)

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Higher TaxaUropeltidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Anamally Earth Snake 
SynonymSilybura macrorhyncha BEDDOME 1877
Silybura macrorhyncha — BEDDOME 1886: 19
Silybura macrorhynchus — BOULENGER 1893: 153
Uropeltis macrorhynchus — SMITH 1943: 78
Uropeltis macrorhyncha — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 146
Uropeltis macrorhynchus — DAS 2003
Uropeltis macrorhyncha — WALLACH et al. 2014: 766 
DistributionS India (Anaimalai Hills (3000—4000 feet), Kerala).

Type locality: ,,Anamullay Mountains, 4,000 feet elevation"  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.9.7.45 (formerly 
  • Beddome, R.H. 1877. Descriptions of three new snakes of the family Uropeltidae from Southern India. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1877: 167-168. - 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
  • 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 - 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.
  • Palot, M.J. 2015. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8010–8022 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • 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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