Road kills of the endemic snake Perrotet’s Shieldtail Plectrurus perrotetii, Dumeril, 1851 (Reptilia: Squamata: Uropeltidae) in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India

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P. Santhoshkumar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8739-406X
P. Kannan
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1325-4854
B. Ramakrishnan
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0698-1383
A Veeramani
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4294-319X
A. Samson
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0804-7941
S. Karthick
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0645-3647
J. Leonaprincy
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8884-9006
B. Nisha
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2793-4789
N. Dineshkumar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0051-6715
A. Abinesh
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0337-7666
U. Vigneshkumar
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5305-5679
P. Girikaran
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9738-8459

Abstract

Twenty seven road killed specimens of Plectrurus perrotetii were recorded in Emerald and its surrounding areas in the Nilgiris. Among the road kills, fourteen of them were females, seven were males and six are juveniles. Among the road kill female specimens of this species, it was observed that seven were gravid with fully developed young. Three to six developing young ones were observed

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Santhoshkumar, P., Kannan, P., Ramakrishnan, B., Veeramani, A., Samson, A., Karthick, S., Leonaprincy, J., Nisha, B., Dineshkumar, N., Abinesh, A., Vigneshkumar, U. and Girikaran, P. 2016. Road kills of the endemic snake Perrotet’s Shieldtail Plectrurus perrotetii, Dumeril, 1851 (Reptilia: Squamata: Uropeltidae) in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 11 (Sep. 2016), 9375–9376. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2494.8.11.9375-9376.
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P. Santhoshkumar, Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology

P. Kannan, Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology

B. Ramakrishnan, Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology

A Veeramani, Department of Zoology, Government Arts College (Autonomous) Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu 612002, India

Department of Zoology

A. Samson, Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology

S. Karthick, Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology

J. Leonaprincy, Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology

B. Nisha, Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology

N. Dineshkumar, Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology

A. Abinesh, Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology

U. Vigneshkumar, Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology

P. Girikaran, Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, Government Arts College, Udhagamandalam, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology

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