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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
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Island Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Reed-Like Kukri Snake
Oligodon calamarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
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)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Green keelback,
Macropisthodon plumbicolor, (Green Keel Back is medium in Size a non-venomous species overall colour is bright green with imprecise and irregularblack cross lines. The head and neck bear a fairly clear ‘V’ mark which becomes part of the ‘hood’ design when the snake is provoked. The )
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Indian Smooth Snake
Coronella brachyura (Günther, 1866)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Family: Elapidae
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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)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Bibron's Coral Snake
Calliophis bibroni (Jan, 1858)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Andaman Cobra
Naja sagittifera (Wall, 1913)
Castoe's Coral Snake
Calliophis castoe (Smith, Ogale, Veerappan & Giri, 2012)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Striped Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
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)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Homalopsidae
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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)
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (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)
Family: Lamprophiidae
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Condanarus Sand Snake
Psammophis condanarus (Merrem, 1820)
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
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
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)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Amphiesma platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
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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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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Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Periyar Shieldtail
Uropeltis madurensis (Beddome, 1878)
Shortt's Shieldtail
Uropeltis shorttii (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)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Khaire's Earth Snake
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 ceylanicus (Cocteau, 1833)
Bicatenate Shieldtail
Uropeltis bicatenata (Günther, 1864)
Gower's Shieldtail
Rhinophis goweri (Aengals & Ganesh, 2013)
Family: Viperidae
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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)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Malabar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus malabaricus (Jerdon, 1854)
Cantor's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus cantori (Blyth, 1846)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Himalayan Pit Viper
Protobothrops himalayanus (Pan, Chettri, Yang, Jiang, Wang, Zhang and Vogel, 2013)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Brown Spotted Pit Viper
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Cantor, 1839)
Gumprecht's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gumprechti (David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal, 2002)
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii (Shaw and Nodder, 1797)
Pope's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus popeiorum (Smith, 1937)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
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)