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Reptilia > Squamata > Serpentes > Uropeltoidea > Uropeltidae > Uropeltis

Uropeltis bicatenata Günther, 1864 – Bicatenate Shieldtail

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
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Identification:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

Type Locality: Deccan
Rare, known to be endemic to northern Western Ghats, especially Pune, Maharashtra (Thakur et al., 2013).

Conservation Status:


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


The species inhabits in evergreen forests, in leaf litter and deep soil (Thakur et al., 2013). Forest fires and NTFP & fuelwood collections are known threats to the species and its habitats (Thakur et al., 2013). 
References:

Reptilia > Squamata > Serpentes > Uropeltoidea > Uropeltidae > Uropeltis


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Jangid, A.K. and A. Kamdar. 2021. Uropeltis bicatenata Günther, 1864 – Bicatenate Shieldtail. Khandekar, A., P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Reptiles of India, v. 1.25. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianreptiles.org/sp/141/Uropeltis-bicatenata
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