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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
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
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)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
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)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Family: Elapidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
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)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
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)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Banded 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)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
North-eastern Hill Krait
Bungarus bungaroides (Cantor, 1839)
Black Krait
Bungarus niger (Wall, 1908)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus (Schneider, 1801)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Family: Homalopsidae
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Plumbeous Water Snake
Hypsiscopus plumbea (Boie, 1827)
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Dussumier's Water Snake
Dieurostus dussumieri (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Glossy Marsh Snake
Gerarda prevostiana (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)
Rainbow Mud Snake
Enhydris enhydris (Schneider, 1799)
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
Family: Lamprophiidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Condanarus Sand Snake
Psammophis condanarus (Merrem, 1820)
Stout Sand Snake
Psammophis longifrons (Boulenger, 1896)
Leith's Sand Snake
Psammophis leithii (Günther, 1869)
Common Mock Viper
Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Boie, 1827)
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
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
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)
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)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
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
Slender Worm Snake
Indotyphlops porrectus (Stoliczka, 1871)
Diard’s Worm Snake
Argyrophis diardii (Schlegel, 1839)
Brahminy Worm Snake
Indotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803)
Beaked Worm Snake
Grypotyphlops acutus (Duméril & Bibron, 1844)
Beddome's worm snake
Gerrhopilus beddomii (Boulenger, 1890)
Family: Uropeltidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Red-Sided Shieldtail
Uropeltis maculatus (Beddome, 1878)
Dindugal Shieldtail
Uropeltis dindigalensis (Beddome, 1877)
Wayanad Shieldtail
Melanophidium wynaudense (Beddome, 1863)
Bloody-bellied Shiedltail
Rhinophis sanguineus (Beddome, 1863)
Kerala Shieldtail
Uropeltis ceylanica (Cuvier, 1829)
Bhupathy's shieldtail
Uropeltis bhupathyi (Jins, Sampaio & Gower, 2018)
Bicatenate Shieldtail
Uropeltis bicatenata (Günther, 1864)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Khaire's Shield tail
Melanophidium khairei (Gower, Giri, Captain & Wilkinson, 2016)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Gower's Shieldtail
Rhinophis goweri (Aengals & Ganesh, 2013)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Periyar Shieldtail
Uropeltis madurensis (Beddome, 1878)
Shortt's Shieldtail
Uropeltis shorttii (Beddome, 1863)
Palani shieldtail
Uropeltis pulneyensis (Beddome, 1863)
Family: Viperidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)