Uropeltis arcticeps

Uropeltis arcticeps

Madurai Earth Snake, Uropeltis arcticeps, is a species of snake. It is also called the "Tinevelly Uropeltis."

Distribution: South India (Western Ghats south of Palghat; from sea level (Alleppey) to about 5,000 feet in the Travancore Hills; Tinnevelly Hills). Type locality:Tinevelly, S India. [Silybura arcticeps Günther] Type locality: High Wavy mountain, Madura district, elevation 5500 feet, S India. [Silybura madurensis Beddome] Type locality: North Travancore near Peermede, on coffee estate at an elevation between 3000 and 4000 feet", S India. [Silybura nilgherriensis var. picta Beddome].

Further reading

  • Beddome,R.H. 1878 Description of six new species of snakes of the genus Silybura, family Uropeltidae. Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1878: 800-802.
  • 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.
  • Mason, George E. 1888 Description of a new earth-snake of the genus Silybura from the Bombay Presidency with remarks on little known Uropeltidae. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 22: 184-186.

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