colubridae

List of snakes of South Asia (Colubridae)

The following is a list of colubrid 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. This forms part of the complete list of snakes of South Asia.

Order Squamata - suborder Serpentes

Family Colubridae

This section is broken into sub-sections based on genera.

Ahaetulla

Amphiesma

Argyrogena

Aspidura

Atretium

Balanophis

Blythia

Boiga

Calamaria

Cantoria

Cerberus

  • Dog-faced water snake Cerberus rynchops Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Indo-China, Malay region

Cercaspis

Chrysopelea

Coluber

Coronella

Cyclophiops

Dendralaphis

Dinodon

Dryocalamus

Elachistodon

Elaphe

Enhydris

Fordonia

Gerardia

Gongylosoma

Haplocercus

Liopeltis

Hemorrhois

Homalopsis

Liopeltis

Lycodon

Lytorhynchus

Macrophistodon

Oligodon

Pareas

Psammodynastes

Psammophis

Ptyas

  • Indo-Chinese rat snake Ptyas korros India, China, Myanmar, Malay region
  • Indian rat snake Ptyas mucosus Turkestan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China, Taiwan, Sumatra, Java
  • Black-margined rat snake Ptyas nigromarginatus India, China, Myanmar

Pseudoxenodon

Rhabdops

Rhabdophis

Sibynophis

Sinonatrix

Spalerosophis

Stoliczkaia

Trachischium

Xenochrophis

Xylophis

References

  • & . (2004) Snakes of India: The Field Guide. Draco Books, Chennai. ISBN 81 901873 0 9
  • (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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