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Family: Acrochordidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Little File Snake
Acrochordus granulatus (Schneider, 1799)
Family: Boidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Red Sand Boa
Eryx johnii (Russell, 1801)
Common Sand Boa
Eryx conicus (Schneider, 1801)
Whitaker's Boa
Eryx whitakeri (Das, 1991)
Family: Colubridae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Family: Elapidae
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Andaman Krait
Bungarus andamanensis (Biswas and Sanyal, 1978)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
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)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Banded Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
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)
Banded Krait
Bungarus fasciatus (Schneider, 1801)
Central Asian Cobra
Naja oxiana (Eichwald, 1831)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Bibron's Coral Snake
Calliophis bibroni (Jan, 1858)
Andaman Cobra
Naja sagittifera (Wall, 1913)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Castoe's Coral Snake
Calliophis castoe (Smith, Ogale, Veerappan & Giri, 2012)
Family: Homalopsidae
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Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Rainbow Mud Snake
Enhydris enhydris (Schneider, 1799)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
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)
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 ()
Stout Sand Snake
Psammophis longifrons (Boulenger, 1896)
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
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
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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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)
Diard’s Worm Snake
Argyrophis diardii (Schlegel, 1839)
Family: Uropeltidae
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Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
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)
Dindugal Shieldtail
Uropeltis dindigalensis (Beddome, 1877)
Red-Sided Shieldtail
Uropeltis maculatus (Beddome, 1878)
Bloody-bellied Shiedltail
Rhinophis sanguineus (Beddome, 1863)
Wayanad Shieldtail
Melanophidium wynaudense (Beddome, 1863)
Bhupathy's shieldtail
Uropeltis bhupathyi (Jins, Sampaio & Gower, 2018)
Kerala Shieldtail
Uropeltis ceylanica (Cuvier, 1829)
Bicatenate Shieldtail
Uropeltis bicatenata (Günther, 1864)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Khaire's Shield tail
Melanophidium khairei (Gower, Giri, Captain & Wilkinson, 2016)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Family: Viperidae
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Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Malabar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus malabaricus (Jerdon, 1854)
Himalayan Pit Viper
Protobothrops himalayanus (Pan, Chettri, Yang, Jiang, Wang, Zhang and Vogel, 2013)
Cantor's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus cantori (Blyth, 1846)
Brown Spotted Pit Viper
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Cantor, 1839)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
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)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
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)