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