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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Booidea

Familia: Uropeltidae
Genus: Teretrurus
Species: Teretrurus rhodogaster, Teretrurus sanguineus

Teretrurus Beddome, 1886
Vernacular names
English: Purple-red Earth Snake

Teretrurus is a genus of nonvenomous shield tail snakes. Currently, 2 species are recognized.

Teretrurus rhodogaster Wall, 1921 – Palni Mountain burrowing snake, red-bellied shieldtail, Wall's shield tail snake
  Occurs in southern India, in the Western Ghats encompassing the Palni Hills
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867) – purple-red earth snake
  Occurs in southern India in Wynaad, Travancore, the Manimuthar Hills, and Nyamakad


Teretrurus at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 9 December 2018.


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