Saturday, April 11, 2009

List of snakes of South Asia

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.

Order Squamata - suborder Serpentes

Family Typhlopidae

Family Cylindrophiidae

Family Uropeltidae

Family Acrochordidae

Family Boidae

  • 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
  • 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

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

Family Elapidae

Bungarus fasciatus, the Banded Krait

Family Hydrophiidae

Family Viperidae

Russel's viper Daboia russelii

Common hump-nosed pit viper Hypnale hypnale

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