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Kingdom  Animalia
Infraclass  Lepidosauromorpha
Infraorder  Serpentes
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Scaled reptiles
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Superorder  Lepidosauria
Family  Colubridae
Rank  Genus
Subclass  Diapsid
Aspidura httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Similar  Aspidura trachyprocta, Atretium, Afronatrix, Amphiesmoides ornaticeps, Hologerrhum

Aspidura is a genus of the Colubridae family of snakes that is endemic to island of Sri Lanka which is commonly known as Rough-sided snake, and as මැඩිල්ලා (maedilla) in Sinhala. Black-spined snake which was once in the genus Haplocercus is now added to this genus. The genus is now comprised with 8 species.


  • Boie's rough-sided snake Aspidura brachyorrhos Sri Lanka
  • Cope's rough-sided snake Aspidura copei Sri Lanka
  • Deraniyagala's rough-sided snake Aspidura deraniyagalae Sri Lanka
  • Drummond-Hay's rough-sided snake Aspidura drummondhayi Sri Lanka
  • Gunther's rough-sided snake Aspidura guentheri Sri Lanka
  • Common rough-sided snake Aspidura trachyprocta Sri Lanka
  • Black-spined snake Aspidura ceylonensis Sri Lanka
  • References

    Aspidura Wikipedia

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