Many-banded snake

Many-banded snake

Many-banded snake

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Naja multifasciata

The many-banded snake (Naja multifasciata ), also known as the burrowing cobra is a species of venomous elapid snake. The species is found in the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon in Africa.

Appearance

Despite the common name, the species is not actually banded, but overall iridescent black, with cream colored blotching on each scale. The snakes grow to approximately 600 millimetres (24 in) in length.

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Geography

Many-banded snake habitat map
Many-banded snake habitat map
Many-banded snake
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Venom

Not much is known about their venom, but it is likely a neurotoxin, like many other elapid snakes. The genus Paranaja was synonymised with Naja in a recent molecular phylogenetic study, as this species is closely related to the forest cobra (Naja melanoleuca )

References

1. Many-banded snake Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Many-banded_snake

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