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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
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
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)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
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)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Family: Elapidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (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)
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)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
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)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
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)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Family: Homalopsidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
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)
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)
Family: Lamprophiidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
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
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
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
Burmese Python
Python bivittatus (Kuhl, 1820)
Indian Rock Python
Python molurus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Reticulated Python
Malayopython reticulatus (Schneider, 1801)
Family: Typhlopidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Diard’s Worm Snake
Argyrophis diardii (Schlegel, 1839)
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)
Family: Uropeltidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
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)
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)
Shortt's Shieldtail
Uropeltis shorttii (Beddome, 1863)
Palani shieldtail
Uropeltis pulneyensis (Beddome, 1863)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
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)
Family: Viperidae
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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)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Brown Spotted Pit Viper
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Cantor, 1839)
Gumprecht's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gumprechti (David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal, 2002)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii (Shaw and Nodder, 1797)
Pope's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus popeiorum (Smith, 1937)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
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)
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)