Captain's wood snake
|Captain's wood snake|
The holotype is from Kannam, Kottayam district, in the state of Kerala and was found in 2000. The snake has been recorded at low altitudes on the western side of the southern part of the Western Ghats, south of the Palakkad Gap.
Similar kind of species named a 'wood snake', which was last spotted by british military officer and naturalist Richard Henry Beddome in 1878. Recently In March 2019,it was rediscovered in survey conducted by scientist in Meghamalai wildlife sanctuary.this species endemic to Meghamalai wildlife sanctuary and Periyar tiger reserve.
- Srinivasulu, C.; Srinivasulu, B.; Deepak, V. & Thakur, S. (2013). "Xylophis captaini". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T172601A1349779. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T172601A1349779.en. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
- Gower DJ, Winkler JD (2007). "Taxonomy of the Indian snake Xylophis Beddome (Serpentes: Caenophidia), with description of a new species" (PDF). Hamadryad. 31 (2): 315–329. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2008. (Xylophis captaini, new species).
- Xylophis captaini at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database
- Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Xylophis captaini, p. 47).
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