Rhinophis travancoricus Boulenger, 1892 - Travancore Shieldtail

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


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Type Locality: Vembayam (near Trivendrum, Kerala)
Rare, known to be fairly distributed in Western Ghats of Kerala and rarely found in Ambadi-Vannaparai in Tamil Nadu (Srinivasulu et al., 2013).

Conservation Status:


This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


The species is reported from forested tracts and rubber plantations (Srinivasulu et al., 2013). Expansion of agriculture and plantation over the forest areas are major threats to the species and its habitat (Srinivasulu et al., 2013).
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
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Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Rhinophis travancoricus Boulenger, 1892 – Travancore Shieldtail. In Kamdar, A. and K. Kunte. (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. v.1.26. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.indianreptiles.org/rhinophis-travancoricus, accessed 2024/02/28.