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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
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Family: Elapidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
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)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Bibron's Coral Snake
Calliophis bibroni (Jan, 1858)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Castoe's Coral Snake
Calliophis castoe (Smith, Ogale, Veerappan & Giri, 2012)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
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)
North-eastern Hill Krait
Bungarus bungaroides (Cantor, 1839)
Black Krait
Bungarus niger (Wall, 1908)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus (Schneider, 1801)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
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)
Glossy Marsh Snake
Gerarda prevostiana (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
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)
Afro-Asian Sand Snake
Psammophis schokari ()
Leith's Sand Snake
Psammophis leithii (Günther, 1869)
Common Mock Viper
Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Boie, 1827)
Stout Sand Snake
Psammophis longifrons (Boulenger, 1896)
Family: Leptotyphlopidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Long-nosed Thread Snake
Myriopholis macrorhyncha (Jan, 1860)
Family: Natricidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
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 )
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Family: Pareatidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Spotted Snail Eater
Pareas margaritophorus (Jan, 1866)
Common Snail Eater
Pareas monticola (Cantor, 1839)
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
Photographs Title Scientific Name
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)
Beddome's worm snake
Gerrhopilus beddomii (Boulenger, 1890)
Family: Uropeltidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
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)
Palani shieldtail
Uropeltis pulneyensis (Beddome, 1863)
Dindugal Shieldtail
Uropeltis dindigalensis (Beddome, 1877)
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)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
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)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Red-Sided Shieldtail
Uropeltis maculatus (Beddome, 1878)
Wayanad Shieldtail
Melanophidium wynaudense (Beddome, 1863)
Family: Viperidae
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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)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
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)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii (Shaw and Nodder, 1797)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
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)