Bhupathy’s shieldtail snake— KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

Just 40 cm long and iridescent brown, Bhupathy’s shieldtail is the latest addition to the snake fauna of the Western Ghats. The snake, currently observed only in the forests of the Anaikatty hills in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district, has been named Uropeltis bhupathyi, after the late herpetologist S. Bhupathy, for his contributions to the field. […]

via Bhupathy’s shieldtail — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

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