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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
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Family: Elapidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
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)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
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)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
North-eastern Hill Krait
Bungarus bungaroides (Cantor, 1839)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
Black Krait
Bungarus niger (Wall, 1908)
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus (Schneider, 1801)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Family: Homalopsidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
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)
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)
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
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
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
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
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)
Khaire's Shield tail
Melanophidium khairei (Gower, Giri, Captain & Wilkinson, 2016)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Gower's Shieldtail
Rhinophis goweri (Aengals & Ganesh, 2013)
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)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Bloody-bellied Shiedltail
Rhinophis sanguineus (Beddome, 1863)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Bhupathy's shieldtail
Uropeltis bhupathyi (Jins, Sampaio & Gower, 2018)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Family: Viperidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Gumprecht's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gumprechti (David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal, 2002)
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii (Shaw and Nodder, 1797)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Pope's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus popeiorum (Smith, 1937)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
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)
Family: Xenodermatidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
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)