shieldtail snake


shieldtail snake

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • shieldtail snake — ▪ reptile       any of 45 species of primitive burrowing snakes (snake) endemic to southern India and Sri Lanka. There are eight genera of shieldtail snakes. Of the 30 Indian species, 18 are members of the genus Uropeltis, and of the 15 species… …   Universalium

  • snake — snakelike, adj. /snayk/, n., v., snaked, snaking. n. 1. any of numerous limbless, scaly, elongate reptiles of the suborder Serpentes, comprising venomous and nonvenomous species inhabiting tropical and temperate areas. 2. a treacherous person; an …   Universalium

  • shieldtail — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a small Oriental burrowing snake of the family Uropeltidae having a large scute on the tail …   Useful english dictionary

  • shield-tailed snake — /sheeld tayld / any of several burrowing snakes of the family Uropeltidae, of the Indian peninsula and Sri Lanka, having a tail that ends in a flat disk. Also called shieldtail /sheeld tayl /. * * * …   Universalium

  • shield-tailed snake — /sheeld tayld / any of several burrowing snakes of the family Uropeltidae, of the Indian peninsula and Sri Lanka, having a tail that ends in a flat disk. Also called shieldtail /sheeld tayl / …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of snakes of South Asia — The following is a list of snakes of South Asia, primarily covering the region covered by mainland India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, parts of Myanmar and the Andaman and Nicobar Island chains. All families are covered except… …   Wikipedia

  • Plectrurus — Perrotet s shieldtail snake, P. perrotetii Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Plectrurus perrotetii — Taxobox name = Perrotet s Shieldtail regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Reptilia ordo = Squamata subordo = Serpentes familia = Uropeltidae genus = Plectrurus species = P. perrotetii binomial = Plectrurus perrotetii binomial authority …   Wikipedia

  • Melanophidium punctatum — Beddome s Black Shieldtail Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • List of snakes by common name — This is a list of extant snakes, given by their common names. Note that the snakes are grouped by name, and in some cases the grouping may have no scientific basis. A *Adder **Berg adder **Common adder **Deaf adder **Death adder **Desert death… …   Wikipedia


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