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Zebra Spitting Cobra

Long been known as a subspecies of the black-necked spitting cobra, the Zebra Spitting Cobra is an independent species of African spitting cobras with 2 other known subspecies. It belongs to the genus Naja and venomous family of the Elapidae that can raise its hood.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Elapidae
    Genus Naja
    Scientific Name Naja nigricincta

    Length Little less than 1.5 meters
    Color Brown to grey with white horizontal lines
    Distribution Parts of southern Africa (Namibia, southern Angola and South Africa)
    Habitat Open woodlands, savannah grasslands and rocky hillsides
    Diet Amphibians, reptiles and small mammals
    Venom Fact Highly venomous

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    Published on January 1st 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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