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Reptilia > Squamata > Serpentes > Uropeltoidea > Uropeltidae > Uropeltis

Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888) – Phipson's Shieldtail

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

Type Locality: Bombay Ghats (Between Mumbai and Pune, Maharashtra)
Rare, known to be distributed in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka (Srinivasulu et al., 2013)
The species is known to occur in hilly forest tracts and semi evergreen forests in Western Ghats (Srinivasulu et al., 2013). Nothing is known about population status of the species (Srinivasulu et al., 2013).


Conservation Status:

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

The habitat of the species is under pressure due to increasing tourism, deforestation and land conversion into agriculture and urban development (Srinivasulu 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 phipsonii (Mason, 1888) – Phipson's Shieldtail. Khandekar, A., P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Reptiles of India, v. 1.25. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianreptiles.org/sp/156/Uropeltis-phipsonii
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