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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
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Family: Elapidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Andaman Cobra
Naja sagittifera (Wall, 1913)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Banded Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Bibron's Coral Snake
Calliophis bibroni (Jan, 1858)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Castoe's Coral Snake
Calliophis castoe (Smith, Ogale, Veerappan & Giri, 2012)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
North-eastern Hill Krait
Bungarus bungaroides (Cantor, 1839)
Black Krait
Bungarus niger (Wall, 1908)
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus (Schneider, 1801)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
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)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Family: Homalopsidae
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Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
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)
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)
Stout Sand Snake
Psammophis longifrons (Boulenger, 1896)
Condanarus Sand Snake
Psammophis condanarus (Merrem, 1820)
Afro-Asian Sand Snake
Psammophis schokari ()
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)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
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)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
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
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)
Diard’s Worm Snake
Argyrophis diardii (Schlegel, 1839)
Family: Uropeltidae
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Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Khaire's Shield tail
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 ceylanica (Cuvier, 1829)
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)
Palani shieldtail
Uropeltis pulneyensis (Beddome, 1863)
Dindugal Shieldtail
Uropeltis dindigalensis (Beddome, 1877)
Bloody-bellied Shiedltail
Rhinophis sanguineus (Beddome, 1863)
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)
Family: Viperidae
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Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Malabar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus malabaricus (Jerdon, 1854)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
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)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Pope's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus popeiorum (Smith, 1937)
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii (Shaw and Nodder, 1797)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
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)