A new species of Rhinophis Hemprich, 1820 (Reptilia: Serpentes: Uropeltidae) from Rakwana massif, Sri Lanka

@article{Wickramasinghe2009ANS,
  title={A new species of Rhinophis Hemprich, 1820 (Reptilia: Serpentes: Uropeltidae) from Rakwana massif, Sri Lanka},
  author={L. J. Mendis Wickramasinghe and Dulan Ranga Vidanapathirana and Nethu Wickramasinghe and P. Nayanaka Ranwella},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2009},
  volume={2044},
  pages={1-22}
}
A new species of Rhinophis, Rhinophis erangaviraji sp. nov. is described, the tenth species of the genus known from Sri Lanka. The new species is readily distinguished from all other congeners by its colour pattern and scalation. Morphometric analysis supports the distinction of the new species from the superficially similar R. blythii. The new species is known only from the Rakwana massif, where it has been collected in shady areas, within loose soil. 
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