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Common names: burrowing snakes

Plectrurus is a genus of nonvenomous shield tail snakes endemic to southern India. Currently, four species are recognized.

Description


Plectrurus

Small snakes, they do not exceed 43 cm (17 in).

An ocular shield covers the eye. The eyes are small, diameter not more than half the length of the ocular shield. The tail is laterally compressed. The terminal scute also is laterally compressed, with two superposed points. The points are simple, bifid, or trifid.

Species


Plectrurus

*) Not including the nominate subspecies
T) Type species

See also



  • List of uropeltid species and subspecies
  • Uropeltidae by common name
  • Uropeltidae by taxonomic synonyms

References



External links


Plectrurus
  • Plectrurus at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 1 September 2007.

Plectrurus

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