Species Database 2016-03-15T15:07:52+00:00
Checklist of Snakes of India
 

Leptotyphlopidae – Thread Snakes

1Leptotyphlops blanfordiiSindh Thread Snake
Leptotyphlops blanfordii blanfordiiBlanford’s Thread Snake
 

Typhlopidae – Blind / Worm Snakes

2Ramphotyphlops brahminusBrahminy Worm Snake
3Grypotyphlops acutusBeaked Worm Snake
4Typhlops andamanensisAndaman Worm Snake
5Typhlops beddomeiBeddome’s Worm Snake
6Typhlops bothriorhynchusAssam Worm Snake
7Typhlops diardiiLarge Worm Snake or Diard’s Worm Snake
8Typhlops exiguusJan’s Worm Snake
9Typhlops meszoelyiDarjeeling Worm Snake
10Typhlops muelleriMueller’s Worm Snake
11Typhlops jerdoniiJerdon’s Worm Snake
12Typhlops loveridgeiLoveridge’s Worm Snake
13Typhlops oatesiiOates’ Worm Snake
14Typhlops oligolepisWall’s Worm Snake
15Typhlops pammecesGunther’s Worm Snake
16Typhlops porrectusSlender Worm Snake
17Typhlops tenuicollisSlender-necked Worm Snake
18Typhlops thurstoniThurston’s Worm Snake
19Typhlops tindalliTindall’s Worm Snake
 

Uropeltidae – Shieldtails

20Brachyophidium rhodogasterRed-bellied Shieldtail or Wall’s Shieldtail
21Melanophidium bilineatumYellow-striped Shieldtail
22Melanophidium punctatumPied-belly Shieldtail
23Melanophidium wynaadensisWynaad Shieldtail
24Platyplectrurus madurensisMadurai Shieldtail
25Platyplectrurus trilineatusThree-Lined Shieldtail
26Plectrurus aureusGolden Shieldtail
27Plectrurus canaricusKanara Shieldtail
28Plectrurus guentheriPurple Shieldtail
29Plectrurus perrotetiPerrotet’s Shieldtail
30Rhinophis fergusonianusCardamom Shieldtail
31Rhinophis sanguineusRed-Bellied Shieldtail
32Rhinophis travancoricusTravancore Shieldtail
33Teretrurus sanguineusWestern Shieldtail
34Uropeltis arcticepsTirunelveli Shieldtail
Uropeltis arcticeps madurensisPeriyar Shieldtail
35Uropeltis beddomiiBeddome’s Shieldtail
36Uropeltis broughamiSirumalai Shieldtail
37Uropeltis ceylanicaKerala Shieldtail
38Uropeltis dindigalensisDindigul Shieldtail
39Uropeltis elliotiElliot’s Shieldtail
40Uropeltis liuraAshambu Shieldtail
41Uropeltis macrolepisLarge-Scaled Shieldtail
Uropeltis macrolepis macrolepisBombay Shieldtail
Uropeltis macrolepis mahableshwarensisMahableshwar Shieldtail
42Uropeltis macrorhynchaAnamalai Shieldtail
43Uropeltis maculataRed-Sided Shieldtail
44Uropeltis myhendraeBarred Shieldtail
45Uropeltis nitidaCochin Shieldtail
46Uropeltis ocellataNilgiri Shieldtail
47Uropeltis petersiPeters’ Shieldtail
48Uropeltis phipsoniiPhipson’s Shieldtail
49Uropeltis pulneyensisPalni Shieldtail
50Uropeltis rubrolineataRed-Lined Shieldtail
51Uropeltis rubromaculataRed-Spotted Shieldtail
52Uropeltis smithiViolet Shieldtail
53Uropeltis woodmasoniBlack-Bellied Shieldtail
 

Xenopeltidae

54Xenopeltis unicolorSunbeam Snake
 

Boidae – Boas

55Gongylophis conicusCommon Sand Boa
56Eryx johniiRed Sand Boa
57Eryx whitakeriWhitaker’s Boa
 

Pythonidae – Pythons

58Python molurus molurusIndian Rock Python
Python molurus bivittatusBurmese Python
59Python reticulatusReticulated python
 

Acrochordidae 

60Acrochordus granulatusIndian Wart Snake or File Snake
 

Colubridae

61Ahaetulla disparGünther’s Vine Snake
62Ahaetulla fronticinctaRiver Vine Snake
63Ahaetulla nasutusCommon Vine Snake
64Ahaetulla perrotetiBronze-HeadedVine Snake
65Ahaetulla prasinaOriental  or Short-nosed Vine Snake
A. p. prasinaNorth-eastern Vine Snake
66Ahaetulla pulverulentaBrown Vine Snake
67Amphiesma beddomiiBeddome’s Keelback
68Amphiesma khasienseKhasi Hills Keelback
69Amphiesma modestumGünther’s Keelback
70Amphiesma monticolaMontane or Hill Keelback
71Amphiesma nicobarenseNicobar Keelback
72Amphiesma parallelumBoulenger’s Striped Keelback
73Amphiesma pealiiPeal’s Keelback
74Amphiesma platycepsEastern or Himalayan Mountain Keelback
75Amphiesma sieboldiiSiebold’s Keelback
76Amphiesma stolatumStriped Keelback
77Amphiesma xenuraCherapunji Keelback
78Amphiesma venningiVenning’s Keelback
79Argyrogena fasciolataBanded Racer
80Atretium schistosumOlive Keelback Water Snake
81Blythia reticulataIridescent Snake
82Boiga andamanensisAndaman Cat Snake
83Boiga beddomeiBeddome’s Cat Snake
84Boiga ceylonensisCeylon Cat Snake
85Boiga cyaneaGreen Cat Snake
86Boiga dightoniTravancore Cat Snake
87Boiga forsteniForsten’s Cat Snake
88Boiga gokoolEastern Cat Snake
89Boiga multifasciataMany-banded Cat Snake
90Boiga multomaculataLarge-spotted Cat Snake
91Boiga nuchalisCollared Cat Snake
92Boiga ochraceaTawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea ochraceaCommon Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea stoliczkaeStoliczka’s Tawny Cat Snake
Boiga ochracea walliWall’s Tawny Cat Snake
93Boiga quincunciataAssamese Cat Snake
94Boiga trigonataCommon Indian Cat Snake
95Boiga siamensisThai Cat Snake
96Boiga wallachiNicobar Cat Snake
97Calamaria pavimentataCollared Reed Snake
98Cantoria violaceaYellow-banded Mangrove Snake
99Cerberus rhynchopsDog-faced Water Snake
100Chrysopelea ornataOrnate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata ornataIndian Ornate Flying Snake
Chrysopelea ornata ornatissimaSouth-east Asian Flying Snake
101Chrysopelea paradisiParadise Flying Snake
102Coluber bholanathiNagarjun Sagar Racer
103Coluber gracilisSlender Racer
104Coluber vittacaudatusDarjeeling Racer
105Platyceps ladacensisEastern Cliff Racer
106Platyceps ventromaculatusGlossy-bellied Racer
107Coronella brachyuraIndian Smooth Snake
108Cyclophiops doriaeGreen Snake
109Dendrelaphis cyanochlorisBlue Bronzeback Tree Snake (Green in Andaman)
110Dendrelaphis goreiHimalayan Bronzeback Tree Snake
111Dendrelaphis grandoculisLarge-eyed Bronzeback Tree Snake
112Dendrelaphis humayuniNicobar Bronzeback Tree Snake
113Dendrelaphis pictusPainted Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis pictus pictusCommon Painted Bronzeback Tree Snake
Dendrelaphis pictus andamanensisAndaman Painted Bronzeback Tree Snake
114Dendrelaphis subocularisMountain Bronzeback Tree Snake
115Dendrelaphis tristisCommon Bronzeback Tree Snake
116Dinodon gammieiSikkim False Wolf Snake
117Dinodon septentrionalisGünther’s False Wolf Snake
118Dryocalamus gracilisSlender Bridal Snake
119Dryocalamus nymphaCommon Bridal Snake
120Elachistodon westermanniIndian Egg-eating Snake
121Orthriophis cantorisEastern Trinket Snake
122Coelognathus flavolineatusYellow-Striped Trinket Snake
a.k.a. Black-Tailed Trinket snake
123Coelognathus helenaIndian Trinket Snake
Coelognathus helena helenaCommon Indian Trinket Snake
Coelognathus helena monticollarisMontane Trinket Snake
124Orthriophis hodgsoniiHimalayan Trinket Snake
125Euprepiophis mandarinusMandarin Trinket Snake
126Oreocryptophis porphyraceusBanded Trinket Snake
Oreocryptophis porphyraceus porphyraceusWestern Banded Trinket Snake
127Coelognathus radiatusCopper-headed Trinket Snake
128Orthriophis taeniurusStriped Trinket Snake
Orthriophis taeniurus yunnanensisYunnanese Striped Trinket Snake
129Enhydris dussumieriiDussumier’s Smooth-scaled Water Snake
130Enhydris enhydrisCommon Smooth-scaled Water Snake
131Enhydris sieboldiiSiebold’s Smooth-scaled Water Snake
132Enhydris plumbeaPlumbeous Smooth-scaled Water Snake
133Fordonia leucobaliaCrab-eating Water Snake
134Gerarda prevostianusGlossy Marsh Snake
135Gongylosoma nicobariensisNicobar Stripe-necked Snake
136Elaphe frenataKhasi Hills Trinket Snake
137Gonyosoma oxycephalumRed-tailed Trinket Snake
138Elaphe prasinaGreen Trinket Snake
139Liopeltis calamariaLesser Stripe-necked Snake
140Liopeltis frenataGunther’s Stripe-necked Snake
141Liopeltis rappiiHimalayan Stripe-necked Snake
142Liopeltis stoliczkaeStoliczka’s Stripe-necked Snake
143Lycodon aulicusCommon Wolf Snake
144Lycodon capucinusOriental Wolf Snake
145Lycodon fasciatusBanded Wolf Snake
146Lycodon flavomaculatusYellow-spotted Wolf Snake
147Lycodon flavicollisYellow-collared Wolf Snake
148Lycodon jaraYellow-speckled Wolf Snake
149Lycodon laoensisLaotian Wolf Snake
150Lycodon mackinnoniMackinnon’s Wolf Snake
151Lycodon striatusBarred Wolf Snake
Lycodon striatus striatusNorthern Barred Wolf Snake
152Lycodon tiwariiTiwari’s Wolf Snake
153Lycodon travancoricusTravancore Wolf Snake
154Lycodon zawiZaw’s Wolf Snake
155Lytorhynchus paradoxusSind Awl-headed Snake
156Macropisthodon plumbicolorGreen Keelback
Macropisthodon plumbicolor plumbicolorIndian Green Keelback
157Oligodon affinisWestern Kukri Snake
158Oligodon albocinctusWhite-barred Kukri Snake
159Oligodon arnensisBanded Kukri or Common Kukri Snake
160Oligodon brevicaudusStriped Kukri Snake
161Oligodon catenatusNorth-eastern Kukri Snake
162Oligodon cinereusBlack-barred Kukri Snake
163Oligodon cyclurusCantor’s Kukri Snake
164Oligodon dorsalisSpot-tailed Kukri Snake
165Oligodon dorsolateralisSide-striped Kukri Snake
166Oligodon erythrogasterRed-bellied Kukri Snake
167Oligodon erythrorhachisRed-striped Kukri Snake
168Oligodon juglandiferDarjeeling Kukri Snake
169Oligidon kheriensisCoral Kukri Snake
170Oligodon melaneusBlack Kukri Snake
171Oligodon melazonotusWall’s Kukri Snake
172Oligodon nikhiliNikhil’s Kukri Snake
173Oligodon taeniolatusStreaked Kukri or Russell’s Kukri Snake
Oligodon taeniolatus fasciatusIndian Streaked Kukri Snake
174Oligodon theobaldiMandalay Kukri Snake
175Oligodon travancoricusTravancore Kukri Snake
176Oligodon venustusBlack-spotted Kukri Snake
177Oligodon woodmasoniYellow-striped Kukri Snake
178Pareas maculariusDarjeeling Snail-Eater
179Pareas monticolaAssam Snail-Eater
180Psammodynastes pulverulentusMock Viper
181Psammophis condanarusOriental or Condanarus Sand Snake
Psammophis condanarus condanarusWestern Sand Snake
182Psammophis leithiiLeith’s Sand Snake
183Psammophis longifronsStout Sand Snake
184Psammophis schokariAfro-Asian Sand Snake
185Pseudoxenodon macropsLarge-eyed False Cobra
Pseudoxenodon macrops macropsWestern Large-eyed False Cobra
186Ptyas korrosEastern or Indo-chinese Rat Snake
187Ptyas mucosaWestern Rat Snake
Ptyas mucosa mucosaIndian Rat Snake
188Ptyas nigromarginataGreen Rat Snake
189Rhabdophis himalayanusHimalayan Keelback
190Rhabdophis nuchalisGroove-necked Keelback
191Rhabdophis subminiatusRed-necked Keelback
192Rhabdops bicolorYellow-bellied  Forest Snake
193Rhabdops olivaceusOlive Forest Snake
194Sibynophis bistrigatusPegu Black-headed Snake
195Sibynophis collarisCollared Black-headed Snake
196Sibynophis sagittariusCantor’s Black-headed Snake
197Sibynophis subpunctatusDumeril’s Black-headed Snake
198Sinonatrix percarinataChinese Keelback
199Spalerosophis arenariusRed-spotted Diadem Snake
200Spalerosophis atricepsBlack-headed Royal Snake
201Spalerosophis diademaBlotched Royal Snake
Spalerosophis diadema diadema
202Stoliczkia khasiensisKhasi Earth Snake
203Trachischium fuscumDarjeeling Oriental Slender Snake
204Trachischium guentheriGünther’s Oriental Slender Snake
205Trachischium laeveOlive Oriental Slender Snake
206Trachischium monticolaAssam Oriental Slender Snake
207Trachischium tenuicepsOrange-bellied Oriental Slender Snake
208Xenochrophis cerasogasterDark-bellied Marsh Snake
209Xenochrophis flavipunctatusYellow-spotted Keelback Water Snake
Xenochrophis flavipunctatus flavipunctatusEastern Yellow-spotted Keelback Water Snake
210Xenochrophis piscatorCheckered Keelback Water Snake
211Xenochrophis punctulatusSpotted Keelback Water Snake
212Xenochrophis sanctijohannisSt. John’s Keelback Water Snake
213Xenochropis tyleriAndaman Keelback
214Xenochrophis trianguligerusTriangle-spotted Water Snake
215Xylophis captainiCaptain’s Narrow-headed Snake
216Xylophis perrotetiStriped Narrow-headed Snake
217Xylophis stenorhynchusGunther’s Narrow-headed Snake
 

Elapidae

218Bungarus andamanensisAndaman Krait
219Bungarus bungaroidesHimalayan Krait
220Bungarus caeruleusCommon Indian Krait
221Bungarus fasciatusBanded Krait
222Bungarus lividusLesser Black Krait
223Bungarus nigerBlack Krait
224Bungarus sindanusSind Krait
Bungarus sindanus sindanusCommon Sind Krait
Bungarus sindanus walliWall’s Sind Krait
225Calliophis beddomeiBeddome’s Coral Snake
226Calliophis bibroniBibron’s Coral Snake
227Sinomicrurus macclellandiMacclelland’s Coral Snake
Sinomicrurus macclellandi univirgatusMacclelland’s One-lined Coral Snake
228Calliophis melanurusSlender Coral Snake
229Calliophis nigrescensStriped Coral Snake
230Naja kaouthiaMonocled Cobra
231Naja najaSpectacled Cobra
232Naja oxianaBlack Cobra
233Naja sagittiferaAndaman Cobra
234Ophiophagus hannahKing Cobra
 

Hydrophiidae – Sea Snakes

235Astrotia stokesiiLarge-headed Sea Snake or Stokes Sea Snake
236Enhydrina schistosusHook-nosed Sea Snake or Beaked Sea Snake
237Hydrophis caerulescensMany-toothed Sea Snake, Malacca or Blue Sea Snake
238Hydrophis cantorisCantor’s Narrow-headed Sea Snake
239Hydrophis cyanocinctusAnnulated or Blue-banded Sea Snake
240Hydrophis fasciatusBanded Sea Snake
Hydrophis fasciatus fasciatus
241Hydrophis gracilisCommon Small-headed Sea Snake
242Hydrophis lapemoidesPersian Gulf Sea Snake
243Hydrophis mamillarisBombay Gulf or Bombay Broad-banded Sea Snake
244Hydrophis nigrocinctusBlack-banded Sea Snake
245Hydrophis obscurusEstuarine Sea Snake
246Hydrophis ornatusCochin Banded Sea Snake
Hydrophis ornatus ornatusOrnate Sea Snake
247Hydrophis spiralisYellow Sea Snake
248Hydrophis stricticollisBengal or Collared or Narrow-necked Sea Snake
249Kerilia jerdoniiJerdon’s Sea Snake
Kerilia jerdonii jerdonii
250Lapemis curtusShort Sea Snake
251Laticauda laticaudataCommon Sea Krait
Laticauda laticaudata affinisWestern Sea Krait
252Laticauda colubrinaYellow-lipped Sea Krait
253Pelamis platurusPelagic or Black and Yellow Sea Snake
254Praescutata viperinaViperine Sea Snake
 

Viperidae – Vipers

255Gloydus himalayanusHimalayan Pit Viper
256Daboia russeliiRussell’s Viper
257Echis carinatusIndian Saw-Scaled Viper
Echis carinatus sochurekiSochurek’s or South Indian Saw-scaled Viper
258Hypnale hypnaleIndian Hump-nosed Pit Viper
259Microvipera lebetinaLevantine Viper
Microvipera lebetina cernoviCernov’s Levantine Viper
260Ovophis monticolaMountain Pit Viper
Ovophis monticola monticolaWestern Mountain Pit Viper
261Protobothrops kaulbackiiKaulback’s Pit Viper
262Protobothrops jerdoniiJerdon’s Pit Viper
263Protobothrops mucrosquamatusBrown-spotted Pit Viper
264Trimeresurus albolabrisWhite-lipped Pit Viper
265Trimeresurus cantoriCantor’s Pit Viper
266Trimeresurus erythrurusSpot-tailed Pit Viper
267Trimeresurus gramineusBamboo Pit Viper
268Tropidolaemus huttoniHutton’s Pit Viper
269Trimeresurus labialisNicobar Pit Viper
270Trimeresurus macrolepisLarge-scaled Pit Viper
271Trimeresurus malabaricusMalabar Pit Viper
272Trimeresurus medoensisMedo Pit Viper
273Trimeresurus gumprechtiGumprecht’s Green Pit Viper
274Trimeresurus popeiorumPope’s Pit Viper
275Trimeresurus andersoniAndaman Pit Viper
276Trimeresurus yunnanensisYunnan Pit Viper
277Trimeresurus septentrionalisHimalayan White-lipped Pit Viper
278Trimeresurus strigatusHorse-shoe Pit Viper
 
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