Snakes of India

There are more than 270 species of snakes in India out of which some 60 are venomous.  More than 408 species of reptiles (6% of the world total) are found in India. Reptiles of India – Wikipedia

Books about Indian snakes and reptiles

The Book of Indian Reptiles and Amphibians

The Book of Indian Reptiles and Amphibians

This new title covers the curious world of reptiles and amphibians, both common and rare, found in the Indian faunal limits. There has been no book to rival J C Daniel’s earlier Book of Indian Reptiles, also published by the Bombay Natural History Society in 1983. He has now presented an entirely new text of not only a large number of reptiles, but has also described frogs, toads, and other amphibians, a much neglected group that is revealed in this book as picturesque, and biologically interesting as any other group of animals. This book contains field observations and photographs, and descriptions of 175 species including 53 snakes, 45 lizards of various groups, 31 tortoises and turtles, and 45 amphibians. Almost each species has been illustrated with the line drawings, photographs and reproductions of paintings from the Journal of the BNHS. The book satisfies professional zoologists, amateur naturalists, students and the interested general reader alike. There is a reference section with reptiles and amphibians listed separately. Photographic contributions from several members of the BNHS, add contemporary appeal to this exciting new field guide, whcih also contains snippets of historical information. Amazon

A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of India

A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of India
This useful guide provides a comprehensive overview of the wide variety of snakes, lizards, crocodiles, turtles and tortoises to be found in India. Over 240 species, primarily native but with the odd exotic, are included in the book. Each description is supported by a clear colour photograph taken where possible in the creature’s natural Indian habitat. The guide looks at the more common species such as the Travancore Wolf Snake and the Indian Black Turtle and also focuses on some of the rarer, and in some cases highly endangered, species such as the King Cobra, the unique Gharial crocodile and the Indian Star Tortoise.

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