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Black; sides with a series of short white perpendicular hands; imderside white, with a black spot in the middle of each scale, a white oblong four-sided spot ovcr the base of' the cauclaI rugosity ; subcaudal scales few, with a small black spot in the centre of each. H a b . Ceylon. The form of the head agrees with the genus Rhinghis of Wagler ; but it differs from that genus in the shortness, and especially in the strncture, of the caltdal shield, which, in that genus, is formed of a siiigledoi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1858.tb06345.x fatcat:774pq2jtnrfixom6bcff2iawsu