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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
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Family: Elapidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Banded Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
King Cobra
Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)
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)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
North-eastern Hill Krait
Bungarus bungaroides (Cantor, 1839)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Black Krait
Bungarus niger (Wall, 1908)
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus (Schneider, 1801)
Family: Homalopsidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Glossy Marsh Snake
Gerarda prevostiana (Eydoux & Gervais, 1837)
Rainbow Mud Snake
Enhydris enhydris (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)
Crab-eating Snake
Fordonia leucobalia (Schlegel, 1837)
Dog-faced Water Snake
Cerberus rynchops (Schneider, 1799)
Dussumier's Water Snake
Dieurostus dussumieri (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Family: Lamprophiidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
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 ()
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
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
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)
Beaked Worm Snake
Grypotyphlops acutus (Duméril & Bibron, 1844)
Beddome's worm snake
Gerrhopilus beddomii (Boulenger, 1890)
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)
Khaire's Shield tail
Melanophidium khairei (Gower, Giri, Captain & Wilkinson, 2016)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
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)
Kerala Shieldtail
Uropeltis ceylanica (Cuvier, 1829)
Bicatenate Shieldtail
Uropeltis bicatenata (Günther, 1864)
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)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Bloody-bellied Shiedltail
Rhinophis sanguineus (Beddome, 1863)
Bhupathy's shieldtail
Uropeltis bhupathyi (Jins, Sampaio & Gower, 2018)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Family: Viperidae
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Brown Spotted Pit Viper
Protobothrops mucrosquamatus (Cantor, 1839)
Gumprecht's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gumprechti (David, Vogel, Pauwels & Vidal, 2002)
Pope's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus popeiorum (Smith, 1937)
Russell's Viper
Daboia russelii (Shaw and Nodder, 1797)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (Cantor, 1839)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
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)
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)
Family: Xenodermatidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
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)