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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
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Family: Elapidae
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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)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Bibron's Coral Snake
Calliophis bibroni (Jan, 1858)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Andaman Cobra
Naja sagittifera (Wall, 1913)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
Castoe's Coral Snake
Calliophis castoe (Smith, Ogale, Veerappan & Giri, 2012)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
North-eastern Hill Krait
Bungarus bungaroides (Cantor, 1839)
Black Krait
Bungarus niger (Wall, 1908)
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus (Schneider, 1801)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Homalopsidae
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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)
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Glossy Marsh Snake
Gerarda prevostiana (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)
Rainbow Mud Snake
Enhydris enhydris (Schneider, 1799)
Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
Family: Lamprophiidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Condanarus Sand Snake
Psammophis condanarus (Merrem, 1820)
Afro-Asian Sand Snake
Psammophis schokari ()
Leith's Sand Snake
Psammophis leithii (Günther, 1869)
Common Mock Viper
Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Boie, 1827)
Stout Sand Snake
Psammophis longifrons (Boulenger, 1896)
Family: Leptotyphlopidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Long-nosed Thread Snake
Myriopholis macrorhyncha (Jan, 1860)
Family: Natricidae
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Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
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)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
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)
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
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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)
Brahminy Worm Snake
Indotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803)
Family: Uropeltidae
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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)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Gower's Shieldtail
Rhinophis goweri (Aengals & Ganesh, 2013)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Periyar Shieldtail
Uropeltis madurensis (Beddome, 1878)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Shortt's Shieldtail
Uropeltis shorttii (Beddome, 1863)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Palani shieldtail
Uropeltis pulneyensis (Beddome, 1863)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
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)
Family: Viperidae
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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)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Malabar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus malabaricus (Jerdon, 1854)
Cantor's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus cantori (Blyth, 1846)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Himalayan Pit Viper
Protobothrops himalayanus (Pan, Chettri, Yang, Jiang, Wang, Zhang and Vogel, 2013)
Brown Spotted Pit Viper
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Cantor, 1839)
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)