6 New Species of Snakes Discovered in India

India is home to about 200 species of venomous and poisonous snakes, out of these the four venomous snake species are responsible for the most snake bites in India. Indian researchers and biologists have discovered 6 new species of snakes from different regions of India.

Subhendhu’s Wolf Snake


Subhendhu’s wolf Snake is a species of nonvenomous snake discovered in Odisha.

Wallace’s Striped Racer


Wallace’s Striped Racer is a beautiful new snake species discovered in Gujarat.

Khaire’s Black Shieldtail


Khaire’s Black Shieldtail is a nonvenomous snake species,discovered in western ghats in Travancore.

Himalayan Pit Viper


Himalayan Pit Viper is a highland snake, mostly found along the southern slopes of the Himalayas in India.

Giri’s Bronzeback Tree Snake


Dendrelaphis girii or Giri’s bronzeback Tree Snake species found from the Western Ghats of South India.

Kaulback’s Lance Headed Pit Viper


Kaulback’s Lance Headed Pit Viper is a venomous pit viper species found from North East India.

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