Uropeltidae

plural noun

Uro·​pel·​ti·​dae
ˌyu̇rəˈpeltəˌdē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Uropeltidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Uropeltidae. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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