Rhinophis dorsimaculatus

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Rhinophis dorsimaculatus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Uropeltidae
Genus: Rhinophis
Species: R. dorsimaculatus
Binomial name
Rhinophis dorsimaculatus

Rhinophis dorsimaculatus, commonly known as the polka-dot earth snake,[1] is a species of snake in the Uropeltidae family. It is endemic to the scrub jungles of Sri Lanka.[2]


  1. ^ The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ Bamaradeniya, Channa N.B. The Fauna of Sri Lanka: Status of Taxonomy, Research and Conservation. Colombo, Sri Lanka: IUCN, 2006. 163.

Further reading[edit]

  • Deraniyagala, P.E.P. 1941. A new fossorial snake (Rhinophis dorsimaculatus) from Ceylon. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 42 (4): 800-802.