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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
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)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Island Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Reed-Like Kukri Snake
Oligodon calamarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
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)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (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)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indian Smooth Snake
Coronella brachyura (Günther, 1866)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Family: Elapidae
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Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Striped Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
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)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Castoe's Coral Snake
Calliophis castoe (Smith, Ogale, Veerappan & Giri, 2012)
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)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Homalopsidae
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Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
Plumbeous Water Snake
Hypsiscopus plumbea (Boie, 1827)
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
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)
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)
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
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)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
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)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
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)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (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
Burmese Python
Python bivittatus (Kuhl, 1820)
Indian Rock Python
Python molurus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Reticulated Python
Malayopython reticulatus (Schneider, 1801)
Family: Typhlopidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Beaked Worm Snake
Grypotyphlops acutus (Duméril & Bibron, 1844)
Brahminy Worm Snake
Indotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803)
Slender Worm Snake
Indotyphlops porrectus (Stoliczka, 1871)
Diard’s Worm Snake
Argyrophis diardii (Schlegel, 1839)
Family: Uropeltidae
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Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
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)
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)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Family: Viperidae
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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)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
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)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
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)
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)