Uropeltis phillipsi

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Uropeltis phillipsi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Uropeltidae
Genus: Uropeltis
Species: U. phillipsi
Binomial name
Uropeltis phillipsi
(Nicholls, 1929)
  • Silybura phillipsi
    Nicholls, 1929
  • Uropeltis phillipsi
    M.A. Smith, 1943

Uropeltis phillipsi, commonly known as Phillips' earth snake, is a species of nonvenomous snake in the family Uropeltidae. The species is endemic to Sri Lanka.


The specific name, phillipsi, is in honor of British naturalist Major William Watt Addison Phillips (1892–1981).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Uropeltis phillipsi ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Uropeltis phillipsi, p. 206).

Further reading[edit]

  • de Silva A, Goonewardene S, Bauer A, Austin CC, Drake J, de Silva P (2005). "Notes on the snakes inhabiting the Knuckles massif with special reference to Uropeltis melanogaster (Gray, 1858) and Uropeltis phillipsi (Nicholls, 1929)". Lyriocephalus 6: 149-159.
  • Nicholls, Lucius (1929). "A new species of Earth Snake of the genus Silybura ". Spolia Zeylanica (Colombo) 15 (2): 153-155. (Silybura phillipsi, new species).
  • Smith, Malcolm A. (1943). The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-region. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. III.—Serpentes. London: Secretary of State for India. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 583 pp. (Uropeltis phillipsi, new combination, p. 87).

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