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)
Synonyms[1]
  • 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.

Etymology[edit]

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

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References[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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