- Holotype: BNHS 3562, adult ♀, collected by K.G. Punith and N.S. Achyuthan in January 2020.
- Type locality: “Devarayana Durga (13.371°N, 77.210°E; 1,060 m) in Tumkur District, Karnataka, India”.
- Paratypes (7): BNHS 3563, adult ♀, same data as holotype; BNHS 216 a–b, BNHS 217 a–b, BNHS 218 a–b, collected by Frank Wall, date unknown, from “Nandi Durga (13.370°N, 77.681°E; 1,470 m) in Chikballapur District, Karnataka, India”.
- Ganesh, S.R., Punith, K.G., Adhikari, O.D. & Achyuthan, N.S. 2021. A new species of shieldtail snake (Squamata: Uropeltidae: Uropeltis) from the Bengaluru uplands, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 13(6): 18508–18517. DOI: 10.11609/jott.67184.108.40.20608-18517 Reference page.