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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)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
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)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Family: Elapidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
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)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Banded Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
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)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Family: Homalopsidae
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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)
Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Plumbeous Water Snake
Hypsiscopus plumbea (Boie, 1827)
Family: Lamprophiidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Condanarus Sand Snake
Psammophis condanarus (Merrem, 1820)
Stout Sand Snake
Psammophis longifrons (Boulenger, 1896)
Leith's Sand Snake
Psammophis leithii (Günther, 1869)
Common Mock Viper
Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Boie, 1827)
Afro-Asian Sand Snake
Psammophis schokari ()
Family: Leptotyphlopidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Long-nosed Thread Snake
Myriopholis macrorhyncha (Jan, 1860)
Family: Natricidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
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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Slender Worm Snake
Indotyphlops porrectus (Stoliczka, 1871)
Diard’s Worm Snake
Argyrophis diardii (Schlegel, 1839)
Beaked Worm Snake
Grypotyphlops acutus (Duméril & Bibron, 1844)
Brahminy Worm Snake
Indotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803)
Beddome's worm snake
Gerrhopilus beddomii (Boulenger, 1890)
Family: Uropeltidae
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Dindugal Shieldtail
Uropeltis dindigalensis (Beddome, 1877)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Bloody-bellied Shiedltail
Rhinophis sanguineus (Beddome, 1863)
Bhupathy's shieldtail
Uropeltis bhupathyi (Jins, Sampaio & Gower, 2018)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Khaire's Shield tail
Melanophidium khairei (Gower, Giri, Captain & Wilkinson, 2016)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Red-Sided Shieldtail
Uropeltis maculatus (Beddome, 1878)
Gower's Shieldtail
Rhinophis goweri (Aengals & Ganesh, 2013)
Wayanad Shieldtail
Melanophidium wynaudense (Beddome, 1863)
Kerala Shieldtail
Uropeltis ceylanica (Cuvier, 1829)
Bicatenate Shieldtail
Uropeltis bicatenata (Günther, 1864)
Periyar Shieldtail
Uropeltis madurensis (Beddome, 1878)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Shortt's Shieldtail
Uropeltis shorttii (Beddome, 1863)
Palani shieldtail
Uropeltis pulneyensis (Beddome, 1863)
Family: Viperidae
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Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
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)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Brown Spotted Pit Viper
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Cantor, 1839)
Gumprecht's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gumprechti (David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal, 2002)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
Pope's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus popeiorum (Smith, 1937)
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii (Shaw and Nodder, 1797)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
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)