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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
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Family: Elapidae
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Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Banded Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
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)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
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)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
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)
Plumbeous Water Snake
Hypsiscopus plumbea (Boie, 1827)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
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)
Condanarus Sand Snake
Psammophis condanarus (Merrem, 1820)
Afro-Asian Sand Snake
Psammophis schokari ()
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
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
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)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
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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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)
Diard’s Worm Snake
Argyrophis diardii (Schlegel, 1839)
Family: Uropeltidae
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Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
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)
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)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
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)
Family: Viperidae
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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)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
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)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
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)
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)