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Family: Acrochordidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Little File Snake
Acrochordus granulatus (Schneider, 1799)
Family: Boidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Common Sand Boa
Eryx conicus (Schneider, 1801)
Whitaker's Boa
Eryx whitakeri (Das, 1991)
Red Sand Boa
Eryx johnii (Russell, 1801)
Family: Colubridae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Family: Elapidae
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Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
North-eastern Hill Krait
Bungarus bungaroides (Cantor, 1839)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Black Krait
Bungarus niger (Wall, 1908)
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus (Schneider, 1801)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Banded Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
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)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Family: Homalopsidae
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Glossy Marsh Snake
Gerarda prevostiana (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)
Rainbow Mud Snake
Enhydris enhydris (Schneider, 1799)
Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
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)
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Family: Lamprophiidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Leith's Sand Snake
Psammophis leithii (Günther, 1869)
Stout Sand Snake
Psammophis longifrons (Boulenger, 1896)
Common Mock Viper
Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Boie, 1827)
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
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
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)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
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
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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Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
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)
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)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Family: Viperidae
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Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
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)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
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)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
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
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Sunbeam Snake
Xenopeltis unicolor (Boie, 1827)