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