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shield-tailed snake

[sheeld-teyld] /ˈʃildˌteɪld/
noun
1.
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 shieldtail
[sheeld-teyl] /ˈʃildˌteɪl/ (Show IPA)
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