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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
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
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)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
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)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Family: Elapidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
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)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
North-eastern Hill Krait
Bungarus bungaroides (Cantor, 1839)
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)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Banded Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Family: Homalopsidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Glossy Marsh Snake
Gerarda prevostiana (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Rainbow Mud Snake
Enhydris enhydris (Schneider, 1799)
Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
Plumbeous Water Snake
Hypsiscopus plumbea (Boie, 1827)
Dussumier's Water Snake
Dieurostus dussumieri (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
Family: Lamprophiidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Leith's Sand Snake
Psammophis leithii (Günther, 1869)
Afro-Asian Sand Snake
Psammophis schokari ()
Common Mock Viper
Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Boie, 1827)
Stout Sand Snake
Psammophis longifrons (Boulenger, 1896)
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)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
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)
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
Diard’s Worm Snake
Argyrophis diardii (Schlegel, 1839)
Brahminy Worm Snake
Indotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803)
Beddome's worm snake
Gerrhopilus beddomii (Boulenger, 1890)
Beaked Worm Snake
Grypotyphlops acutus (Duméril & Bibron, 1844)
Slender Worm Snake
Indotyphlops porrectus (Stoliczka, 1871)
Family: Uropeltidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Gower's Shieldtail
Rhinophis goweri (Aengals & Ganesh, 2013)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Periyar Shieldtail
Uropeltis madurensis (Beddome, 1878)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Shortt's Shieldtail
Uropeltis shorttii (Beddome, 1863)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
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)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
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)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Family: Viperidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
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)
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)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
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)