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Snakes (Serpentes)

   Genera


Melanophidium
Black Shieldtails


Platyplectrurus
Madurai Shieldtail and Three-lined Shieldtail


Plectrurus
South Indian Shieldtails


Pseudoplectrurus
Kanara Shieldtail


Rhinophis
Sharp-nosed Shieldtails


Teretrurus
Red Shieldtails


Uropeltis
Typical Shieldtails




Biodiversity of the family Uropeltidae Bibliography of the family Uropeltidae

Uropeltidae

Shield-tailed Snakes
Schildschwänze     Skjoldhaler, Skjoldhaleslanger




Contents: (as of 31st December, 2021)  Endemicity:
8 genera of which 5 (62.5%) are endemic  0% 100%
62 species which are all endemic  0% 100%

Distribution:  India, Sri Lanka.