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

Subspecies in India

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

 

Taxonomic Information

 

Conservation and Special status

 

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Uropeltis phipsonii - Phipson's Shieldtail


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).

 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra11222
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total11222

Other Notes

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888) – Phipson's 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/uropeltis-phipsonii, accessed 2024/05/23.