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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
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 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)
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)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Family: Elapidae
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Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
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)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
North-eastern Hill Krait
Bungarus bungaroides (Cantor, 1839)
Black Krait
Bungarus niger (Wall, 1908)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
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)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Family: Homalopsidae
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Glossy Marsh Snake
Gerarda prevostiana (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)
Rainbow Mud Snake
Enhydris enhydris (Schneider, 1799)
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
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)
Common Mock Viper
Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Boie, 1827)
Afro-Asian Sand Snake
Psammophis schokari ()
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
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
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)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
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
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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
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Khaire's Shield tail
Melanophidium khairei (Gower, Giri, Captain & Wilkinson, 2016)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Gower's Shieldtail
Rhinophis goweri (Aengals & Ganesh, 2013)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
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)
Red-Sided Shieldtail
Uropeltis maculatus (Beddome, 1878)
Bloody-bellied Shiedltail
Rhinophis sanguineus (Beddome, 1863)
Wayanad Shieldtail
Melanophidium wynaudense (Beddome, 1863)
Kerala Shieldtail
Uropeltis ceylanica (Cuvier, 1829)
Bicatenate Shieldtail
Uropeltis bicatenata (Günther, 1864)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Family: Viperidae
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Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Malabar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus malabaricus (Jerdon, 1854)
Himalayan Pit Viper
Protobothrops himalayanus (Pan, Chettri, Yang, Jiang, Wang, Zhang and Vogel, 2013)
Cantor's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus cantori (Blyth, 1846)
Brown Spotted Pit Viper
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Cantor, 1839)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Gumprecht's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gumprechti (David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal, 2002)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Pope's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus popeiorum (Smith, 1937)
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii (Shaw and Nodder, 1797)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
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)