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small internasals, 2nd supralabial in contact with loreal pit, 21 rows of smooth or weakly-keeled dorsal scales at midbody, and a single row of scales between labials and suboculars. The common name of the species is based on the presence of a pale buff horseshoe-shaped (i.e., inverted 'U') mark on the nape. The snake is pale brownish or buff coloured with darker blotches of grey and some white streaks.
Montane grasslands of southern Western ghats hills,catchment areas.
Found commonly in upper nilgiris, venomous viper snake.
Spotted on Jan 20, 2016
Submitted on Aug 25, 2017