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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
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
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)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
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)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Family: Elapidae
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Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
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)
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)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
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)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Family: Homalopsidae
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Glossy Marsh Snake
Gerarda prevostiana (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)
Rainbow Mud Snake
Enhydris enhydris (Schneider, 1799)
Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Plumbeous Water Snake
Hypsiscopus plumbea (Boie, 1827)
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
Dussumier's Water Snake
Dieurostus dussumieri (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Family: Lamprophiidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Afro-Asian Sand Snake
Psammophis schokari ()
Leith's Sand Snake
Psammophis leithii (Günther, 1869)
Common Mock Viper
Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Boie, 1827)
Condanarus Sand Snake
Psammophis condanarus (Merrem, 1820)
Stout Sand Snake
Psammophis longifrons (Boulenger, 1896)
Family: Leptotyphlopidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Long-nosed Thread Snake
Myriopholis macrorhyncha (Jan, 1860)
Family: Natricidae
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Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
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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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)
Slender Worm Snake
Indotyphlops porrectus (Stoliczka, 1871)
Family: Uropeltidae
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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)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Khaire's Shield tail
Melanophidium khairei (Gower, Giri, Captain & Wilkinson, 2016)
Red-Sided Shieldtail
Uropeltis maculatus (Beddome, 1878)
Wayanad Shieldtail
Melanophidium wynaudense (Beddome, 1863)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Kerala Shieldtail
Uropeltis ceylanica (Cuvier, 1829)
Bicatenate Shieldtail
Uropeltis bicatenata (Günther, 1864)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Gower's Shieldtail
Rhinophis goweri (Aengals & Ganesh, 2013)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Periyar Shieldtail
Uropeltis madurensis (Beddome, 1878)
Family: Viperidae
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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)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Malabar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus malabaricus (Jerdon, 1854)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Himalayan Pit Viper
Protobothrops himalayanus (Pan, Chettri, Yang, Jiang, Wang, Zhang and Vogel, 2013)
Cantor's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus cantori (Blyth, 1846)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Brown Spotted Pit Viper
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Cantor, 1839)
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
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Sunbeam Snake
Xenopeltis unicolor (Boie, 1827)