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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)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Family: Elapidae
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Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
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)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
North-eastern Hill Krait
Bungarus bungaroides (Cantor, 1839)
Black Krait
Bungarus niger (Wall, 1908)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus (Schneider, 1801)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Banded Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Family: Homalopsidae
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Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Plumbeous Water Snake
Hypsiscopus plumbea (Boie, 1827)
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)
Family: Lamprophiidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Leith's Sand Snake
Psammophis leithii (Günther, 1869)
Common Mock Viper
Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Boie, 1827)
Afro-Asian Sand Snake
Psammophis schokari ()
Condanarus Sand Snake
Psammophis condanarus (Merrem, 1820)
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
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
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
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)
Diard’s Worm Snake
Argyrophis diardii (Schlegel, 1839)
Beaked Worm Snake
Grypotyphlops acutus (Duméril & Bibron, 1844)
Family: Uropeltidae
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Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Gower's Shieldtail
Rhinophis goweri (Aengals & Ganesh, 2013)
Red-Sided Shieldtail
Uropeltis maculatus (Beddome, 1878)
Wayanad Shieldtail
Melanophidium wynaudense (Beddome, 1863)
Periyar Shieldtail
Uropeltis madurensis (Beddome, 1878)
Kerala Shieldtail
Uropeltis ceylanica (Cuvier, 1829)
Shortt's Shieldtail
Uropeltis shorttii (Beddome, 1863)
Bicatenate Shieldtail
Uropeltis bicatenata (Günther, 1864)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Khaire's Shield tail
Melanophidium khairei (Gower, Giri, Captain & Wilkinson, 2016)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Family: Viperidae
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Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
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)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
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)
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)