List of snakes of South Asia

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The following is a list of snakes of South Asia, primarily covering the region covered by mainland India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, parts of Myanmar and the Andaman and Nicobar Island chains. All families are covered except for the Colubridae which is found here.This forms part of the complete list of reptiles of South Asia. South Asia and India in particular have the highest number of snake species in the world.

Order Squamata - suborder Serpents'

Family Typhlopidae[edit]

Common Blind Snake (Ramphotyphlops braminus)

Family Cylindrophiidae[edit]

Family Uropeltidae[edit]

Family Acrochordidae[edit]

Wart snake (Acrochordus granulatus)

Family Boidae[edit]

  • Common sand boa Gongylophis conicus Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
  • Red sand boa Eryx johnii India, Pakistan
  • Whitaker's sand boa Eryx whitakeri Southwest India
  • Burmese python, India and myanmar
  • Indian rock python Python molurus Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Java
  • Reticulated python Python reticulatus India (Arunachal Pradesh, Nicobars), Myanmar, China, Indo-China, Malay region

Family Xenopeltidae[edit]

  • Sunbeam snake Xenopeltis unicolor India (Nicobars), Myanmar, Thailand, China, Indo-China, Malay region

Family Elapidae[edit]

Bungarus fasciatus, the Banded Krait
The Binocellate Cobra(naja naja)

Family Hydrophiidae[edit]

Family Viperidae[edit]

Russel's viper Daboia russelii
Common hump-nosed pit viper Hypnale hypnale

See also[edit]


  • Romulus Whitaker & Ashok Captain, (2004) Snakes of India: The Field Guide. Draco Books, Chennai.
  • Daniel, J.C.(2002) The Book of Indian Reptiles and Amphibians. Bombay Natural History Society and Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-566099-4

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