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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
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
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)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
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)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
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)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
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)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Family: Elapidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
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)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Bibron's Coral Snake
Calliophis bibroni (Jan, 1858)
Andaman Cobra
Naja sagittifera (Wall, 1913)
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)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Banded Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
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)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Family: Homalopsidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
Dussumier's Water Snake
Dieurostus dussumieri (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Glossy Marsh Snake
Gerarda prevostiana (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)
Rainbow Mud Snake
Enhydris enhydris (Schneider, 1799)
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
Plumbeous Water Snake
Hypsiscopus plumbea (Boie, 1827)
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
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
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)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
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
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
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)
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)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
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)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Wayanad Shieldtail
Melanophidium wynaudense (Beddome, 1863)
Kerala Shieldtail
Uropeltis ceylanica (Cuvier, 1829)
Bicatenate Shieldtail
Uropeltis bicatenata (Günther, 1864)
Family: Viperidae
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Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Malabar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus malabaricus (Jerdon, 1854)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
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)
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii (Shaw and Nodder, 1797)
Pope's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus popeiorum (Smith, 1937)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Family: Xenodermatidae
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Perrotet's Wood Snake
Xylophis perroteti (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Günther's Wood Snake
Xylophis stenorhynchus (Günther, 1875)
Captain’s Wood Snake
Xylophis captaini (Gower & Winkler, 2007)
Family: Xenopeltidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Sunbeam Snake
Xenopeltis unicolor (Boie, 1827)