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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
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Island Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
Indian Smooth Snake
Coronella brachyura (Günther, 1866)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Reed-Like Kukri Snake
Oligodon calamarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Family: Elapidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
North-eastern Hill Krait
Bungarus bungaroides (Cantor, 1839)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Black Krait
Bungarus niger (Wall, 1908)
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus (Schneider, 1801)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Striped Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Andaman Cobra
Naja sagittifera (Wall, 1913)
Bibron's Coral Snake
Calliophis bibroni (Jan, 1858)
Castoe's Coral Snake
Calliophis castoe (Smith, Ogale, Veerappan & Giri, 2012)
Family: Homalopsidae
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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)
Stout Sand Snake
Psammophis longifrons (Boulenger, 1896)
Common Mock Viper
Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Boie, 1827)
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
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Amphiesma platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
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
Indian Rock Python
Python molurus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Reticulated Python
Malayopython reticulatus (Schneider, 1801)
Burmese Python
Python bivittatus (Kuhl, 1820)
Family: Typhlopidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Slender Worm Snake
Indotyphlops porrectus (Stoliczka, 1871)
Diard’s Worm Snake
Argyrophis diardii (Schlegel, 1839)
Brahminy Worm Snake
Indotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803)
Beaked Worm Snake
Grypotyphlops acutus (Duméril & Bibron, 1844)
Family: Uropeltidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Khaire's Earth Snake
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 ceylanicus (Cocteau, 1833)
Bicatenate Shieldtail
Uropeltis bicatenata (Günther, 1864)
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)
Family: Viperidae
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Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
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)
Brown Spotted Pit Viper
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Cantor, 1839)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Gumprecht's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gumprechti (David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal, 2002)
Pope's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus popeiorum (Smith, 1937)
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii (Shaw and Nodder, 1797)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
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)