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Family: Acrochordidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Little File Snake
Acrochordus granulatus (Schneider, 1799)
Family: Boidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Red Sand Boa
Eryx johnii (Russell, 1801)
Common Sand Boa
Eryx conicus (Schneider, 1801)
Whitaker's Boa
Eryx whitakeri (Das, 1991)
Family: Colubridae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Elapidae
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Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
North-eastern Hill Krait
Bungarus bungaroides (Cantor, 1839)
Black Krait
Bungarus niger (Wall, 1908)
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus (Schneider, 1801)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Banded Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Bibron's Coral Snake
Calliophis bibroni (Jan, 1858)
Andaman Cobra
Naja sagittifera (Wall, 1913)
Castoe's Coral Snake
Calliophis castoe (Smith, Ogale, Veerappan & Giri, 2012)
Family: Homalopsidae
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Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
Plumbeous Water Snake
Hypsiscopus plumbea (Boie, 1827)
Dussumier's Water Snake
Dieurostus dussumieri (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Glossy Marsh Snake
Gerarda prevostiana (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)
Rainbow Mud Snake
Enhydris enhydris (Schneider, 1799)
Family: Lamprophiidae
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Leith's Sand Snake
Psammophis leithii (Günther, 1869)
Common Mock Viper
Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Boie, 1827)
Stout Sand Snake
Psammophis longifrons (Boulenger, 1896)
Afro-Asian Sand Snake
Psammophis schokari ()
Condanarus Sand Snake
Psammophis condanarus (Merrem, 1820)
Family: Leptotyphlopidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Long-nosed Thread Snake
Myriopholis macrorhyncha (Jan, 1860)
Family: Natricidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Family: Pareatidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Common Snail Eater
Pareas monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Spotted Snail Eater
Pareas margaritophorus (Jan, 1866)
Family: Pseudoxenodontidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Large-Eyed False Cobra
Pseudoxenodon macrops (Blyth, 1855)
Family: Pythonidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Indian Rock Python
Python molurus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Reticulated Python
Malayopython reticulatus (Schneider, 1801)
Burmese Python
Python bivittatus (Kuhl, 1820)
Family: Typhlopidae
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Brahminy Worm Snake
Indotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803)
Beddome's worm snake
Gerrhopilus beddomii (Boulenger, 1890)
Beaked Worm Snake
Grypotyphlops acutus (Duméril & Bibron, 1844)
Slender Worm Snake
Indotyphlops porrectus (Stoliczka, 1871)
Diard’s Worm Snake
Argyrophis diardii (Schlegel, 1839)
Family: Uropeltidae
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Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Gower's Shieldtail
Rhinophis goweri (Aengals & Ganesh, 2013)
Red-Sided Shieldtail
Uropeltis maculatus (Beddome, 1878)
Wayanad Shieldtail
Melanophidium wynaudense (Beddome, 1863)
Periyar Shieldtail
Uropeltis madurensis (Beddome, 1878)
Kerala Shieldtail
Uropeltis ceylanica (Cuvier, 1829)
Shortt's Shieldtail
Uropeltis shorttii (Beddome, 1863)
Bicatenate Shieldtail
Uropeltis bicatenata (Günther, 1864)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Khaire's Shield tail
Melanophidium khairei (Gower, Giri, Captain & Wilkinson, 2016)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Family: Viperidae
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Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Malabar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus malabaricus (Jerdon, 1854)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Himalayan Pit Viper
Protobothrops himalayanus (Pan, Chettri, Yang, Jiang, Wang, Zhang and Vogel, 2013)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Cantor's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus cantori (Blyth, 1846)
Brown Spotted Pit Viper
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Cantor, 1839)
Gumprecht's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gumprechti (David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal, 2002)
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii (Shaw and Nodder, 1797)
Pope's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus popeiorum (Smith, 1937)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
Family: Xenodermatidae
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Captain’s Wood Snake
Xylophis captaini (Gower & Winkler, 2007)
Perrotet's Wood Snake
Xylophis perroteti (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Günther's Wood Snake
Xylophis stenorhynchus (Günther, 1875)
Family: Xenopeltidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Sunbeam Snake
Xenopeltis unicolor (Boie, 1827)