Uropeltidae

plural noun Uro·pel·ti·dae \ˌyu̇rəˈpeltəˌdē\

Definition of Uropeltidae

  1. :  a family of small harmless burrowing snakes of southern India and Sri Lanka having an enlarged scale at the end of the tail — see shieldtail

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Origin and Etymology of uropeltidae

New Latin, from Uropeltis, type genus (from 2ur- + Greek peltē shield) + -idae


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