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Rhinophis tricoloratus; Deraniyagala's Shieldtail   

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Rhinophis tricoloratus
Rhinophis tricoloratus
Deraniyagala's Shieldtail
Photographer: Dr. Peter Janzen
Collection: AmphibiaWeb

ID: 0000 0000 0909 1359 (2009-09-16)

Copyright © 2009 Dr. Peter Janzen

  • date of photo  Dec 2000
  • location   Sinharaja Forest (Sri Lanka)
  • camera   Canon AE-1
  • photo category: Animal - Reptile

  • common names   Deraniyagala's Shieldtail (Check List of Snakes of Sri Lanka, )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Sanjaya Kanishka    Sep 9, 2020

    Action: changed name from "Rhinophis drummondhayi" to "Rhinophis tricoloratus "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "The animal in the picture is a wrongly identified Rhinophis tricoloratus. the location of the animal is Sinharaja Forest. Rhinophis drummondhayi is not distributed in that area. it's endemic to central hills. morphology is also different in both animals. i have uploaded a picture of R.drummondhayi in CALphotos."

    Using this photo   The thumbnail photo (128x192 pixels) on this page may be freely used for personal or academic purposes without prior permission under the Fair Use provisions of US copyright law as long as the photo is clearly credited with © 2009 Dr. Peter Janzen. For other uses, or if you have questions, contact Dr. Peter Janzen (Remove "_NO_SPAM" from this email address before sending an email.)


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