Pronunciation: (shēld'tāld"), [key]
any of several burrowing snakes of the family Uropeltidae, of the Indian peninsula and Sri Lanka, having a tail that ends in a flat disk. Also called shield•tail Pronunciation: (shēld'tāl"). [key]
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