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Observer

zeus

Date

September 1, 2013

Description

It burrows in the ground on being threatened. The second pic shows why it has been given the name of Shield Tail.

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Observer

hari2

Date

August 22, 2010 03:56 PM IST

Place

Munnar, Kerala, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Ocellated shieldtail

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Observer

hari2

Date

July 11, 2009 04:30 PM IST

Place

Top Slip, Indira Gandhi National Park, Tamil Nadu, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Ceylon shieldtail

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gray's Earth Snake Uropeltis melanogaster

Observer

herpguy

Date

February 17, 2007

Description

This endemic Sheild-tail Snake was found during the day under a rock on the South Knuckles Mountain range in central Sri Lanka. Several other endemic amphibians and reptiles were found here as well.

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Description from Wikipedia

Uropeltis is a genus of nonvenomous shield tail snakes endemic to southern India and Sri Lanka. Currently, 23 species are recognized.

No range data available.