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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
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
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)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
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)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Family: Elapidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Banded Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
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)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
North-eastern Hill Krait
Bungarus bungaroides (Cantor, 1839)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Black Krait
Bungarus niger (Wall, 1908)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus (Schneider, 1801)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Family: Homalopsidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Glossy Marsh Snake
Gerarda prevostiana (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)
Rainbow Mud Snake
Enhydris enhydris (Schneider, 1799)
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)
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
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
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)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
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
Reticulated Python
Malayopython reticulatus (Schneider, 1801)
Burmese Python
Python bivittatus (Kuhl, 1820)
Indian Rock Python
Python molurus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Typhlopidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Brahminy Worm Snake
Indotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803)
Beddome's worm snake
Gerrhopilus beddomii (Boulenger, 1890)
Slender Worm Snake
Indotyphlops porrectus (Stoliczka, 1871)
Beaked Worm Snake
Grypotyphlops acutus (Duméril & Bibron, 1844)
Diard’s Worm Snake
Argyrophis diardii (Schlegel, 1839)
Family: Uropeltidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Khaire's Shield tail
Melanophidium khairei (Gower, Giri, Captain & Wilkinson, 2016)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
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)
Bhupathy's shieldtail
Uropeltis bhupathyi (Jins, Sampaio & Gower, 2018)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
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)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Malabar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus malabaricus (Jerdon, 1854)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Cantor's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus cantori (Blyth, 1846)
Himalayan Pit Viper
Protobothrops himalayanus (Pan, Chettri, Yang, Jiang, Wang, Zhang and Vogel, 2013)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Brown Spotted Pit Viper
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Cantor, 1839)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Gumprecht's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gumprechti (David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal, 2002)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii (Shaw and Nodder, 1797)
Pope's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus popeiorum (Smith, 1937)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
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
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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)