Uropeltis ruhunae

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Uropeltis ruhunae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Uropeltidae
Genus: Uropeltis
Species: U. ruhunae
Binomial name
Uropeltis ruhunae
Deraniyagala, 1954

Uropeltis ruhunae is a species of snake in the family Uropeltidae. The species is endemic to Sri Lanka.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, ruhunae, refers to the ancient Sri Lankan Kingdom of Ruhuna.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamaradeniya, Channa N.B. (2006). The Fauna of Sri Lanka: Status of Taxonomy, Research and Conservation. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). p. 163.
  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 ruhunae, p. 228).

Further reading[edit]

  • Deraniyagala, P.E.P. (1954). "Two new snakes from Ceylon". Proceedings of the 10th Congress of the Ceylon Association for the Advancement of Science 1: 24. (Uropeltis ruhunae, new species).