Shield-tailed snakes

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2 records

Southern India and Sri Lanka


Mahabaleshwar Shieldtail

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Black or dark purplish brown dorsally and ventrally, each scale lighter-edged. A yellow stripe on the lips and sides of the neck, followed by two to five large yellow spots. A yellow stripe along each side of the tail.

Phipson's Shieldtail

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Cylindrical-bodied, smooth-scaled, head narrower than the neck. Tail very short, appears to be cut slant-wise. A broad yellow stripe on each side of the tail. Brown dorsally and ventrally, either uniform or with yellowish dots. A short yellow streak on each side beginning at the corner of the mouth. A yellow crossbar across the vent connecting the yellow stripes on the sides of the tail.