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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
Light-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839)
Günther's Racer
Platyceps gracilis (Günther, 1862)
Green Rat Snake
Ptyas nigromarginata (Blyth, 1854)
Variable Coloured Vine Snake
Ahaetulla anomala (Annandale, 1906)
Copper-Headed Trinket
Coelognathus radiatus (Boie, 1827)
Common Trinket
Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)
Western Kukri Snake
Oligodon affinis (Günther, 1862)
Scarce Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus gracilis (Günther, 1864)
Blyth's Reticulate Snake
Blythia reticulata (Blyth, 1854)
Günther's Reed Snake
Liopeltis frenatus (Günther, 1858)
Khasi Hills Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis frenatus (Gray, 1853)
Ashok's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis ashoki (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Brown Vine Snake
Ahaetulla pulverulenta (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Zaw's Wolf Snake
Lycodon zawi (Slowinski, Pawar, W, Thin, Gyi, Oo & Tun, 2001)
Andaman Green Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis andamanensis (Anderson, 1871)
Common Wolf Snake
Lycodon aulicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Yellow-green Cat Snake
Boiga flaviviridis (Vogel & Ganesh, 2013)
Southern Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis chairecaeos (Boie, 1827)
Travancore Kukri Snake
Oligodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1877)
Nicobar Cat Snake
Boiga wallachi (Das, 1998)
Eyed Cat Snake
Boiga siamensis (Nutaphand, 1971)
Nicobarese Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis humayuni (Tiwari & Biswas, 1973)
Black-headed Royal Snake
Spalerosophis atriceps (Fischer, 1885)
Yellow Striped Trinket
Coelognathus flavolineatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Red Spotted Royal Snake
Spalerosophis arenarius (Boulenger, 1890)
Black-Spotted Kukri Snake
Oligodon venustus (Jerdon, 1853)
Tiwari's Wolf Snake
Lycodon tiwarii (Biswas & Sanyal, 1965)
Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon fasciatus (Anderson, 1879)
Striped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus (Cope, 1861)
Himalayan Wolf Snake
Lycodon mackinnoni (Wall, 1906)
Common Kukri
Oligodon arnensis (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow Collared Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavicollis (Mukherjee & Bhupathy, 2007)
Red-Tailed Green Trinket
Gonyosoma oxycephalum (Boie, 1827)
Laotian Wolf Snake
Lycodon laoensis (Günther, 1864)
Yellow-spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon flavomaculatus (Wall, 1907)
Nagarjun Sagar Racer
Platyceps bholanathi (Sharma, 1976)
Bronze-Headed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Short-nosed Vine Snake
Ahaetulla prasina (Boie, 1827)
Himalayan Trinket
Orthriophis hodgsoni (Günther, 1860)
Eastern Trinket
Orthriophis cantoris (Boulenger, 1894)
Coral Red Kukri Snake
Oligodon kheriensis (Acharji & Ray, 1936)
Cantor's Kukri Snake
Oligodon cyclurus (Cantor, 1839)
Collared Reed Snake
Calamaria pavimentata (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Siebold’s Keelback
Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther, 1860)
Indian Egg Eater
Elachistodon westermanni (Reinhardt, 1863)
Indo-Chinese Rat Snake
Ptyas korros (Schlegel, 1837)
Mandarin Trinket
Euprepiophis mandarinus (Cantor, 1842)
Indian Smooth Snake
Wallophis brachyurus (Günther, 1866)
Twin-Spotted Wolf Snake
Lycodon jara (Shaw, 1802)
Spot-Tailed Kukri Snake
Oligodon dorsalis (Gray & Hardwicke, 1835)
Stoliczka’s Stripe-Necked Snake
Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891)
Brown Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops bicolor (Blyth, 1854)
Travancore Wolf Snake
Lycodon travancoricus (Beddome, 1870)
Common Vine Snake
Ahaetulla nasuta (Bonnaterre, 1790)
Dumeril's Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis subpunctatus (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Assam Kukri Snake
Oligodon catenatus (Blyth, 1854)
Common Cat Snake
Boiga trigonata (Schneider, 1802)
Russell's Kukri
Oligodon taeniolatus (Jerdon, 1853)
Beddome's Cat Snake
Boiga beddomei (WallL, 1909)
Sri Lankan Flying Snake
Chrysopelea taprobanica (Smith, 1943)
Forsten's Cat Snake
Boiga forsteni (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Günther’s Vine Snake
Ahaetulla dispar (Günther, 1864)
Ceylon Cat Snake
Boiga ceylonensis (Günther, 1858)
Travancore Cat Snake
Boiga dightoni (Boulenger, 1894)
Eastern Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis proarchos (Wall, 1909)
Calamaria Reed Snake
Liopeltis calamaria (Günther, 1858)
Green Cat Snake
Boiga cyanea (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)
Nicobar Kukri Snake
Oligodon woodmasoni (Sclater, 1891)
Large-Eyed Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis grandoculis (Boulenger, 1890)
Andaman Wolf Snake
Lycodon hypsirhinoides (Theobald, 1868)
Eastern Cat Snake
Boiga gokool (Gray, 1835)
Common Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803)
White-Banded Wolf Snake
Lycodon septentrionalis (Günther, 1875)
Large Spotted Cat Snake
Boiga multomaculata (Boie, 1827)
Wallace's Striped Racer
Wallaceophis gujaratensis (Mirza, Vyas, Patel, Maheta & Sanap, 2016)
Giri's Bronzeback
Dendrelaphis girii (Vogel & Rooijen, 2011)
Sind Awl-headed Snake
Lytorhynchus paradoxus (Günther, 1875)
Collared Black-headed Snake
Sibynophis collaris (Gray, 1853)
Many-banded Cat Snake
Boiga multifasciata (Blyth, 1861)
Red-striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrorhachis (Wall, 1910)
Blue Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis cyanochloris (Wall, 1921)
Collared Cat Snake
Boiga nuchalis (Günther, 1875)
Walnut Kukri Snake
Oligodon juglandifer (Wall, 1909)
Common Bridal Snake
Dryocalamus nympha (Daudin, 1803)
Glossy-bellied Racer
Platyceps ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)
Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea (Günther, 1868)
Assamese Cat Snake
Boiga quincunciata (Wall, 1908)
Black Kukri Snake
Oligodon melaneus (Wall 1909)
Andaman Cat Snake
Boiga andamanensis (Wall, 1909)
Abor Hills Kukri Snake
Oligodon melanozonatus (Wall, 1922)
Black-barred Kukri Snake
Oligodon cinereus (Günther, 1864)
Green Trinket Snake
Rhadinophis prasinus (Blyth, 1854)
Banded Racer
Argyrogena fasciolata (Shaw, 1802)
Red-Bellied Kukri Snake
Oligodon erythrogaster (Boulenger, 1907)
Nikhil's Kukri Snake
Oligodon nikhili (Whitaker & Dattatri, 1982)
Cantor’s Black-Headed Snake
Sibynophis sagittarius (Cantor, 1839)
Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata (Shaw, 1802)
Barred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Kukri Snake
Oligodon brevicauda (Günther, 1862)
Theobald's Kukri Snake
Oligodon theobaldi (Günther, 1868)
Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Paradise Flying Snake
Chrysopelea paradisi (Boie, 1827)
Family: Elapidae
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Yellow-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda colubrina (Schneider, 1799)
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)
Common Krait
Bungarus caeruleus (Schneider, 1801)
MacClelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandii macclellandii (Reinhardt, 1844)
Monocled Cobra
Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831)
Estuarine Sea Snake
Hydrophis obscurus (Daudin, 1803)
Blue-lipped Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Annulated Sea Snake
Hydrophis cyanocinctus (Daudin, 1803)
Lesser Black Krait
Bungarus lividus (Cantor, 1839)
Slender Coral Snake
Calliophis melanurus (Shaw, 1802)
Ornate Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus (Gray, 1842)
Dwarf Sea Snake
Hydrophis caerulescens (Shaw, 1802)
Spectacled Cobra
Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758)
Banded Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus (Schneider, 1799)
Beddome’s Coral Snake
Calliophis beddomei (Smith, 1943)
Wall’s Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walli (BOULENGER, 1897)
Yellow Sea Snake
Hydrophis spiralis (Shaw, 1802)
Yellow-belly Sea Snake
Hydrophis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Hook-Nosed Sea Snake
Hydrophis schistosus (Daudin, 1803)
Short Sea Snake
Hydrophis curtus (Shaw, 1802)
Striped Coral Snake
Calliophis nigrescens (Günther, 1862)
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)
Family: Homalopsidae
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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)
Siebold's Water Snake
Ferania sieboldi (Schlegel, 1837)
Cantor's Water Snake
Cantoria violacea (Girard, 1857)
Family: Lamprophiidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Afro-Asian Sand Snake
Psammophis schokari ()
Stout Sand Snake
Psammophis longifrons (Boulenger, 1896)
Condanarus Sand Snake
Psammophis condanarus (Merrem, 1820)
Leith's Sand Snake
Psammophis leithii (Günther, 1869)
Common Mock Viper
Psammodynastes pulverulentus (Boie, 1827)
Family: Leptotyphlopidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Long-nosed Thread Snake
Myriopholis macrorhyncha (Jan, 1860)
Family: Natricidae
Photographs Title Scientific Name
Yellow-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium tenuiceps (Blyth, 1854)
Checkered Keelback
Xenochrophis piscator (Schneider, 1799)
Clerk's Keelback
Hebius clerki (Wall, 1925)
Mountain Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium monticola (Cantor, 1839)
Aquatic Rhabdops
Rhabdops aquaticus (Giri, Deepak, Captain & Gower, 2017 )
Andaman Keelback
Xenochrophis tytleri (Blyth, 1863)
Hill Keelback
Hebius monticola (Jerdon, 1853)
Olive Trapezoid Snake
Rhabdops olivaceus (Beddome, 1863)
Green Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor (Cantor, 1839)
Himalayan Mountain Keelback
Herpetoreas platyceps (Blyth, 1854)
Triangle Keelback
Xenochrophis trianguligerus (Boie, 1827)
Bar-necked Keelback
Xenochrophis schnurrenbergeri (Kramer, 1977)
Rosebelly Worm-eating Snake
Trachischium guentheri (Boulenger, 1890)
Beddome’s Keelback
Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1864)
Orange-Collared Keelback
Rhabdophis himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Olive Keelback
Atretium schistosum (Daudin, 1803)
Black-Belly Worm-Eating Snake
Trachischium fuscum (Blyth, 1854)
Red-necked Keelback
Rhabdophis subminiatus (Schlegel, 1837)
Striped Keelback
Amphiesma stolata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Painted Keelback
Xenochrophis cerasogaster (Cantor, 1839)
Hubei Keelback
Rhabdophis nuchalis (Boulenger, 1891)
Khasi Hills Keelback
Hebius khasiense (Boulenger, 1890)
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
Slender Worm Snake
Indotyphlops porrectus (Stoliczka, 1871)
Diard’s Worm Snake
Argyrophis diardii (Schlegel, 1839)
Beaked Worm Snake
Grypotyphlops acutus (Duméril & Bibron, 1844)
Brahminy Worm Snake
Indotyphlops braminus (Daudin, 1803)
Beddome's worm snake
Gerrhopilus beddomii (Boulenger, 1890)
Family: Uropeltidae
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Gower's Shieldtail
Rhinophis goweri (Aengals & Ganesh, 2013)
Red-Sided Shieldtail
Uropeltis maculatus (Beddome, 1878)
Ashambu Shieldtail
Uropeltis liura (Günther, 1875)
Wayanad Shieldtail
Melanophidium wynaudense (Beddome, 1863)
Kerala Shieldtail
Uropeltis ceylanica (Cuvier, 1829)
Periyar Shieldtail
Uropeltis madurensis (Beddome, 1878)
Bicatenate Shieldtail
Uropeltis bicatenata (Günther, 1864)
Shortt's Shieldtail
Uropeltis shorttii (Beddome, 1863)
Palani shieldtail
Uropeltis pulneyensis (Beddome, 1863)
Dindugal Shieldtail
Uropeltis dindigalensis (Beddome, 1877)
Bloody-bellied Shiedltail
Rhinophis sanguineus (Beddome, 1863)
Bhupathy's shieldtail
Uropeltis bhupathyi (Jins, Sampaio & Gower, 2018)
Elliot’s Shieldtail
Uropeltis ellioti (Gray, 1858)
Wall's Shieldtail
Brachyophidium rhodogaster (Wall, 1921)
Madurai Shieldtail
Platyplectrurus madurensis (Beddome, 1877)
Phipson's Shieldtail
Uropeltis phipsonii (Mason, 1888)
Perrotet’s Shieldtail
Plectrurus perroteti (Duméril & Bibron, 1854)
Khaire's Shield tail
Melanophidium khairei (Gower, Giri, Captain & Wilkinson, 2016)
Western Shieldtail
Teretrurus sanguineus (Beddome, 1867)
Ocellate Shieldtail
Uropeltis ocellata (Beddome, 1863)
Pied-Belly Shieldtail
Melanophidium punctatum (Beddome, 1871)
Family: Viperidae
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Nicobar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus labialis (Steindachner, 1867)
Hump-Nosed Pit Viper
Hypnale hypnale (Merrem, 1820)
Horseshoe Pit Viper
Trimeresurus strigatus (Gray, 1842)
Medo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus medoensis (Zhao, 1977)
Andaman Pit Viper
Trimeresurus andersonii (Theobald, 1868)
Western Himalayan Pit Viper
Gloydius himalayanus (Günther, 1864)
Large-scaled Pit Viper
Trimeresurus macrolepis (Beddome, 1862)
Malabar Pit Viper
Trimeresurus malabaricus (Jerdon, 1854)
Jerdon's Pit Viper
Protobothrops jerdonii (Günther, 1875)
Cantor's Pit Viper
Trimeresurus cantori (Blyth, 1846)
Himalayan Pit Viper
Protobothrops himalayanus (Pan, Chettri, Yang, Jiang, Wang, Zhang and Vogel, 2013)
Bamboo Pit Viper
Trimeresurus gramineus (Shaw, 1802)
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)
Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pit Viper
Protobothrops kaulbacki (Smith, 1940)
Saw Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus (Schneider, 1801)
Mountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola (Günther, 1864)
Northern White-Lipped Pit Viper
Trimeresurus septentrionalis (Kramer, 1977)
Levantine Viper
Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758)
Spot Tail Pit Viper
Trimeresurus erythrurus (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)