Endemic Animals of Tamil Nadu








Cnemaspis otai
Cnemaspis otai
Cnemaspis otai, also known commonly as Ota's day gecko or the Vellore day gecko, is a species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae. The species is endemic to southeastern India.
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Cnemaspis otai
Uropeltis dindigalensis
Uropeltis dindigalensis
Uropeltis dindigalensis, commonly known as the Sirumalai Hills earth snake or the Dindigul Uropeltis, is a species of snake in the family Uropeltidae. It is endemic to Sirumalai and surrounding hill ranges of Southern Eastern Ghats, in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu state in South India.
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Uropeltis dindigalensis
Oligodon nikhili
Oligodon nikhili
Oligodon nikhili, known commonly as Nikhil's kukri snake, is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to the Palni Hills of southern India.
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Oligodon nikhili
Plectrurus guentheri
Plectrurus guentheri
Plectrurus guentheri, commonly known as Günther's burrowing snake, is a species of snake in the family Uropeltidae. The species is endemic to the Western Ghats of India.
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Plectrurus guentheri
Uropeltis broughami
Uropeltis broughami
Uropeltis broughami, commonly known as Brougham's earth snake or the Sirumallay Uropeltis, is a species of snake in the family Uropeltidae. Uropeltis broughami is endemic to India.
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Uropeltis broughami
Uropeltis liura
Uropeltis liura
Uropeltis liura, commonly known as Günther's earth snake, is a species of snake in the family Uropeltidae. It is endemic to India.
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Uropeltis liura
Platyplectrurus trilineatus
Platyplectrurus trilineatus
Platyplectrurus trilineatus, commonly known as the Tri-striped shieldtail snake or the lined thorntail snake, is a species of uropeltid snake endemic to the Western Ghats of Southern India. Like most other shieldtail snakes, it is presumed to be a nocturnal, fossorial snake inhabiting evergreen forests. A very rare snake, about which nothing is known in terms of live colouration and natural history.
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Platyplectrurus trilineatus
Lygosoma pruthi
Lygosoma pruthi
Subdoluseps pruthi, known commonly as Pruthi's skink or Pruthi's supple skink, is a species of diurnal, terrestrial, insectivorous, lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to the southern part of the Eastern Ghats in South India. The species was first described based on the type specimen from Chitteri hills in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. Further surveys reveal the presence of similar-looking skinks in nearby hill ranges. ...
Though described in 1977, the holotype was collected in 1929, and yet very little is known or has been published about this species.
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Lygosoma pruthi
Ristella guentheri
Ristella guentheri
Ristella guentheri, commonly known as Günther's ristella, is a species of skink, a lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to India.
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Ristella guentheri
Uropeltis beddomii
Uropeltis beddomii
Uropeltis beddomii, commonly known as Beddome's earth snake, is a species of snake in the family Uropeltidae. The species is endemic to India.
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Uropeltis beddomii
Uropeltis petersi
Uropeltis petersi
Uropeltis petersi, commonly known as the Peter's earth snake, is a species of nonvenomous snake in the family Uropeltidae. It is endemic to India.
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Uropeltis petersi
Eutropis gansi
Eutropis gansi
Eutropis gansi, also known as Gans's mabuya and Gans's grass skink, is a species of skink, a lizard in the family Scincidae. The species is endemic to the southern Western Ghats, India.
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Eutropis gansi
Uropeltis macrorhyncha
Uropeltis macrorhyncha
Common names: Anaimalai earth snake. Uropeltis macrorhyncha is a nonvenomous shield tail snake species endemic to India. No subspecies are currently recognized.
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Uropeltis macrorhyncha
Cnemaspis australis
Cnemaspis australis
Cnemaspis australis, also known as the Southern Travancore day gecko, is a species of gecko endemic to Agasthyamalai Hills of the Southern Western Ghats, in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala in South India. It lives in rock boulders and is a evergreen forest dwelling diurnal, insectivorous and oviparous species. This species was previously confused with another gecko Mysore day gecko till a study in 2007 proved it to be a new species.
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Cnemaspis australis
Yercaud day gecko
Yercaud day gecko
The Yercaud day gecko is a species of gecko found in the Shevaroy Hills of southern India.
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Yercaud day gecko
Jerdon's day gecko
Jerdon's day gecko
Jerdon's day gecko is a species of gecko, a lizard in the family Gekkonidae. The species is endemic to India and Sri Lanka.
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Jerdon's day gecko
Elvira rat
Elvira rat
The Elvira rat is a critically endangered species of rodent in the family Muridae. The species was first described by Sir John Ellerman in 1946. It is found only in the Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India.
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Elvira rat