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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
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Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Island Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Indian Smooth Snake
Coronella brachyura (Günther, 1866)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
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)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Reed-Like Kukri Snake
Oligodon calamarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Family: Elapidae
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Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Striped 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)
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus (Schneider, 1801)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
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)
Bibron's Coral Snake
Calliophis bibroni (Jan, 1858)
Andaman Cobra
Naja sagittifera (Wall, 1913)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Castoe's Coral Snake
Calliophis castoe (Smith, Ogale, Veerappan & Giri, 2012)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Family: Homalopsidae
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Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Plumbeous Water Snake
Hypsiscopus plumbea (Boie, 1827)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Dussumier's Water Snake
Dieurostus dussumieri (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Glossy Marsh Snake
Gerarda prevostiana (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
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)
Stout Sand Snake
Psammophis longifrons (Boulenger, 1896)
Leith's Sand Snake
Psammophis leithii (Günther, 1869)
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
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Family: Pareatidae
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Common Snail Eater
Pareas monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Spotted Snail Eater
Pareas margaritophorus (Jan, 1866)
Family: Pseudoxenodontidae
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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)
Family: Uropeltidae
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Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Khaire's Earth Snake
Melanophidium khairei (Gower, Giri, Captain & Wilkinson, 2016)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Gower's Shieldtail
Rhinophis goweri (Aengals & Ganesh, 2013)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Periyar Shieldtail
Uropeltis madurensis (Beddome, 1878)
Shortt's Shieldtail
Uropeltis shorttii (Beddome, 1863)
Red-Sided Shieldtail
Uropeltis maculatus (Beddome, 1878)
Wayanad Shieldtail
Melanophidium wynaudense (Beddome, 1863)
Kerala Shieldtail
Uropeltis ceylanicus (Cocteau, 1833)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Bicatenate Shieldtail
Uropeltis bicatenata (Günther, 1864)
Family: Viperidae
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Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
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)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
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)
Pope's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus popeiorum (Smith, 1937)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
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)