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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
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indian Smooth Snake
Coronella brachyura (Günther, 1866)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Island Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Reed-Like Kukri Snake
Oligodon calamarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Family: Elapidae
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Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Striped Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
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)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
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)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
Family: Homalopsidae
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Plumbeous Water Snake
Hypsiscopus plumbea (Boie, 1827)
Dussumier's Water Snake
Dieurostus dussumieri (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
Glossy Marsh Snake
Gerarda prevostiana (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)
Rainbow Mud Snake
Enhydris enhydris (Schneider, 1799)
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Family: Lamprophiidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
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
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Family: Pareatidae
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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
Burmese Python
Python bivittatus (Kuhl, 1820)
Indian Rock Python
Python molurus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Reticulated Python
Malayopython reticulatus (Schneider, 1801)
Family: Typhlopidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
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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Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Khaire's Earth Snake
Melanophidium khairei (Gower, Giri, Captain & Wilkinson, 2016)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Gower's Shieldtail
Rhinophis goweri (Aengals & Ganesh, 2013)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Periyar Shieldtail
Uropeltis madurensis (Beddome, 1878)
Shortt's Shieldtail
Uropeltis shorttii (Beddome, 1863)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
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)
Family: Viperidae
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Gumprecht's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gumprechti (David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal, 2002)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii (Shaw and Nodder, 1797)
Pope's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus popeiorum (Smith, 1937)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
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)
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)