List of uropeltid species and subspecies

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Silybura shortii.jpg
Ceylon earth snake, Uropeltis ceylanica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Infraorder: Alethinophidia
Family: Uropeltidae
Müller, 1832

This is a list of all genera, species and subspecies of the family Uropeltidae,[1] otherwise referred to as shield-tailed snakes or uropeltids. It follows the taxonomy currently provided by ITIS, which is based on the continuing work of Dr. Roy McDiarmid.[2]


  1. ^ "Uropeltidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 22 September 2007. 
  2. ^ McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).