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Large-scaled Shieldtail
Non Venomous
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Family: Uropeltidae
Genus: Uropeltis
Common name: Large-scaled shieldtail
Scientific name: Uropeltis macrolepis macrolepis
Species: U. macrolepis
Maximum: 323mm (13in)
Region: In India snake found in the Western Ghats. Most widely distributed in Maharashtra
Description: Shieldtail gets its name because of its unique tail. Having a blunt and rough tail, often with spines, helps it dig and burrow itself underground. It feeds mainly on earthworms and is usually found under rocks or leaf litter.
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