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Shieldtail Snakes: Uropeltidae

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Nilgiri Burrowing Snake (plectrurus Perrotetii): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, SHIELDTAIL SNAKES AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

NILGIRI BURROWING SNAKE (Plectrurus perrotetii): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Shieldtail snakes live in southern India and in Sri Lanka or Ceylon, which is located off India's southern coast.

These snakes and people rarely encounter each other.

These species are not listed as endangered or threatened, but scientists know little about the size of the snakes' populations.

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