||Uropeltis myhendrae (Beddome, 1886)
||Boulenger's Earth Snake, Barred Sheildtail
Silybura myhendrae Beddome, 1886
Silybura nilgherriensis var. myhendrae Beddome, 1886
||Uropeltis myhendrae was described as Silybura nilgherriensis var. myhendrae by Beddome in 1886 based on type series collected from the Myhendra mountain (=Mahendragiri), Tirunelvelli district, Tamil Nadu, India (Beddome 1886, Smith 1943). Boulenger (1890) upgraded myhendrae to specific level.
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Srinivasulu, B., Srinivasulu, C., Ganesan, S.R. & Vijayakumar, S.P.
||Auliya, M., Bowles, P., Ramesh, M., Madala, M., Prabhu, M., Sreekar, R. & Molur, S.
Uropeltis myhendrae is known only from two localities and there is no information on its population status, ecology or threats. Therefore, it is listed as Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||Uropeltis myhendrae is endemic to the Western Ghats, India and was known from the Myhendra (=Mahendra) mountains, Tirunelvelli district, Tamil Nadu (Boulenger 1893). The historical inclusion of Trevandrum (=Thiruvananthapuram) as a locality where the species occurs is doubted as the young specimen was purchased, not collected. The origin of this specimen cannot be traced. Smith (1943) included Nilgiris as one of the localities, which is attributed to the nomen nilgherriensis under which myhendrae was included as a variety. Other localities cited under nilgherriensis are inapplicable to myhendrae. There is a record from Bonnacord estate, 35 miles northeast of Trivandrum at 960 m asl. This is a part of the Western Ghats on the Kerala side far from Mahendragiri (Rajendran 1985).|
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|
|♦ Lower elevation limit (metres):||960|
|♦ Upper elevation limit (metres):||1600|
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