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Snakes of Peru

Peru has close to 200 species of snakes of which around 30 are endemic. Most of the snake diversity is found in the Amazon rain forest region.

Green Anaconda Green Anaconda - Eunectes murinus

List of Snakes

    Family Anomalepididae - Slender Blindsnakes
  1. Taylor's Peru blind snake - Anomalepis aspinosus
    Family Leptotyphlopidae - Threadsnakes
  2. Amazonian Threadsnake - Leptotyphlops diaplocius
  3. Peruvian Threadsnake - Leptotyphlops signatus
    Family Typhlopidae - Blindsnakes
  4. Black Blindsnake - Typhlops brongersmianus
  5. White-Nosed Blindsnake - Typhlops minuisquamus
  6. Giant Blindsnake - Typhlops reticulatus
    Family Aniliidae - Pipesnakes
  7. Red Pipesnake - Anilius scytale
    Family Boidae - Boas
  8. Boa Constrictor - Boa constrictor
  9. Emerald Treeboa - Corallus caninus
  10. Amazon Treeboa - Corallus hortulanus
  11. Common Rainbow Boa - Epicrates cenchria
  12. Green Anaconda - Eunectes murinus
    Black-headed Calico Snake Black-headed Calico Snake - Oxyrhopus melanogenys
    Family Colubridae - Typical Snakes
  13. Ring-Necked Earthsnake - Atractus collaris
  14. Ornate Earthsnake - Atractus elaps
  15. Blotched Earthsnake - Atractus flammigerus
  16. Wedge-Tailed Earthsnake - Atractus latifrons
  17. Giant Earthsnake - Atractus major
  18. Spotted Earthsnake - Atractus microrhynchus
  19. Black-Backed Earthsnake - Atractus poeppigi
  20. Rusty Earthsnake - Atractus torquatus
  21. Brown Keeled Racer (Lined Keeled Racer) - Chironius carinatus
  22. Green Racer - Chironius exoletus
  23. Olive Whipsnake - Chironius fuscus
  24. Long-Tailed Whipsnake - Chironius multiventris
  25. Rusty Whipsnake - Chironius scurrulus
  26. Common Mussurana - Clelia clelia
  27. Common Forest Racer - Dendrophidion dendrophis
  28. Ornate Thirst (Snail-eating) Snake - Dipsas catesbyi  ...photo 
  29. Big-Headed Thirst Snake - Dipsas indica indica
  30. Ringed Thirst Snake - Dipsas pavonina
  31. Amazon Egg-Eater - Drepanoides anomalus  ...photo 
  32. Common Cribo - Drymarchon corais
  33. Blotched Racer - Drymobius rhombifer
  34. Common Glossy Racer - Drymoluber dichrous
  35. Common False Coralsnake - Erythrolamprus aesculapii
  36. Pink-Naped False Coralsnake - Erythrolamprus guentheri
  37. South American Watersnake - Helicops angulatus
  38. Spotted Watersnake - Helicops leopardinus
  39. Olive Watersnake - Helicops pastazae
  40. Black-Chinned Watersnake - Helicops polylepis
  41. Coral Mudsnake - Hydrops martii
  42. Common Mudsnake - Hydrops triangularis
  43. Blunt-Headed Treesnake - Imantodes cenchoa
  44. Blunt-headed (Amazon Basin) Treesnake - Imantodes lentiferus  ...photo 
  45. Common Cat-Eyed Snake - Leptodeira annulata
  46. Black-Skinned Parrot Snake - Leptophis ahaetulla
  47. Brown Parrot Snake - Leptophis cupreus
  48. Amazon Swampsnake - Liophis breviceps
  49. South American Swampsnake - Liophis cobellus
  50. White-Lipped Swampsnake - Liophis miliaris
  51. Common Swampsnake - Liophis reginae
  52. Velvety Swampsnake - Liophis typhlus
  53. Tan Racer - Mastigodryas boddaertii
  54. Brown Vinesnake - Oxybelis aeneus
  55. Green Vinesnake - Oxybelis fulgidus
  56. Yellow-Headed Calico Snake - Oxyrhopus formosus  ...photo 
  57. Boulenger's False Coral Snake - Oxyrhopus marcapatae (endemic)  ...photo 
  58. Black-Headed Calico Snake - Oxyrhopus melanogenys
  59. Western Calico Snake - Oxyrhopus occipitalis
  60. Banded Calico Snake - Oxyrhopus petola digitalis
  61. Green Palmsnake - Philodryas viridissimus
  62. Amazon Scarletsnake - Pseudoboa coronata
  63. Eel Snake - Pseudoeryx plicatilis
  64. Common Birdsnake - Pseustes poecilonotus
  65. Giant Birdsnake - Pseustes sulphureus
  66. Amazon Ringed Snake - Rhinobothryum lentiginosum
  67. Common Liana Snake - Siphlophis cervinus
  68. Common Tiger Ratsnake - Spilotes pullatus
  69. Common Black-Headed Snake - Tantilla m. melanocephala
  70. Short-Nosed Groundsnake - Taeniophallus brevirostris
  71. Spotted Groundsnake - Taeniophallus occipitalis
  72. Common Mock Viper - Thamnodynastes pallidus
  73. Ocellated Pampas Snake - Tomodon ocellatus
  74. Red-Eyed Treesnake - Tripanurgos compressus
  75. Pigmy Moss Snake - Umbrivaga pygmaea
  76. Common False Viper - Xenodon rabdocephalus
  77. Giant False Viper - Xenodon severus
  78. Flat-Headed Snake - Xenopholis scalaris
  79. Striped Sharpnose Snake - Xenoxybelis argenteus
    Family Viperidae - Forest-Pitvipers - Lanceheads, Bushmaster
  80. Western Striped Forest-Pitviper - Bothriopsis bilineata
  81. Speckled Forest-Pitviper - Bothriopsis taeniata
  82. South American Lancehead (Fer-de-lance) - Bothrops atrox
  83. Velvety Lancehead - Bothrops brazili
  84. Hognose Lancehead - Bothrops hyoprora
  85. Amazon Bushmaster - Lachesis muta
    Family Elapidae - Coralsnakes
  86. Slender Coralsnake - Micrurus filiformis
  87. Orange-Ringed Coralsnake - Micrurus hemprichii ortonii
  88. Langsdorff's Coralsnake - Micrurus langsdorffi
  89. South American Coralsnake - Micrurus lemniscatus helleri
  90. Ornate Coralsnake - Micrurus ornatissimus
  91. Peru Coral Snake - Micrurus peruvianus
  92. Sooty Coralsnake - Micrurus putumayensis
  93. Pigmy Black-Backed Coralsnake - Micrurus scutiventris
  94. Amazonian Coralsnake - Micrurus spixii
  95. Aquatic Coralsnake - Micrurus surinamensis
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