A survey conducted in the Meghamalai Wildlife
Sanctuary has rediscovered Xylophis indicus, species of wood snake. It is endemic to the
Meghamalai forests and the Periyar Tiger Reserve landscape.
The species of the wood snake was last spotted
and documented in 1878 by Colonel Richard Henry Beddome, a British military
officer and naturalist.
The Meghamalai wildlife sanctuary is located in
Western Ghats in Theni District, Tamil Nadu. It shares its boundaries with
Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel Sanctuary and Periyar Tiger Reserve
The Periyar Tiger Reserve lies in the Western
Ghats in the Idukki District, Kerala. The reserve lies along the watershed of
the Periyar and Pamba rivers. In 1978, the Periyar sanctuary was declared as a
Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger.
Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary (GSWS), also known as Srivilliputhur
Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the districts of Virudhunagar and Madurai of Tamil Nadu.