||Xylophis perroteti (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
||Striped Narrow-headed Snake, Perrotet's Mountain Snake
Geophis microcephalus (Günther, 1858)
Platypteryx perroteti Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854
Rhabdosoma microcephalum Günther, 1858
||Xylophis perroteti was first described as new species by Duméril, Bibron and Duméril in 1854 as Platypteryx perroteti from the Western Ghats based on specimens from Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu. This species is superficially the most distinctive species in the genus, having 13 as opposed to 15 scale rows and being much larger (Whitaker and Captain 2004, Gower and Winkler 2007). It is suggested that a reassessment of the taxonomic status of X. perroteti is required (Gower and Winkler 2007).
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Srinivasulu, C., Srinivasulu, B., Achyuthan, N.S. & Deepak, V.
||Bowles, P., Jose, J., Kulkarni, N.U., Shankar, G., Vyas, R., Aengals, A. & Molur, S.
Xylophis perroteti is endemic to the Western Ghats and is common within its distribution range. There are no known threats to this species, and it is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Xylophis perroteti is endemic to the Western Ghats of India and is known from the Nilgiri Hills and the adjacent Wayanad Hills in Tamil Nadu, and from Kerala and Palani hills also in Tamil Nadu (Wall 1919, 1923, Gower and Winkler 2007). It has recently been recorded from from Ooty and Kotagiri, both in the Nilgiri Hills (N.S. Achyuthan pers. comm. March 2011). It has been recorded between 1,500 and 2,380 m asl.|
India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu)
|♦ Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):||Unknown||♦ Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:|
|♦ Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown||♦ Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown|
|♦ Continuing decline in number of locations:||Unknown|
|♦ Lower elevation limit (metres):||1500|
|♦ Upper elevation limit (metres):||2380|
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