Naja is the scientific name for which snake?
Taiwan is located in a subtropical area where there are approximately 50 kinds of land snakes and six principal kinds of venous snakes belonging to two families, the Viperidae , and the Elapidae
Although there are some types belonging to the Colubridae family, which contain toxins dangerous to humans, only those belonging to the Viperidae and Elapidae
families pose great danger to humans.
Micrurus surinamensis (Squamata: Elapidae
) is a snake with a nocturnal life habit and semi-aquatic, feeding by fish (Martins and Oliveira, 1998), it is easily recognized by having a large flat head, covered by red shields outlined by black and for being the only species of the genus with the fourth supralabial in contact with the eye (Roze, 1996).
(including cobras, kraits, and all Australian venomous snakes), Lamprophiidae (subfamily Atractaspidinae: burrowing asps), and Colubridae (a large family in which most species are nonvenomous and only a few are dangerously toxic to humans).
Venomous snakes belong to five main families: Hydrophiinae, Elapidae
, Viperidae, Crotalidae, and Colubridae [8, 9].
Vijay, "Neostigmine in the treatment of Elapidae
bites," The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, vol.
(1983) Les specimens-types du genre Micrurus (Elapidae
) conserves au Museum national d'Histoire naturelle de Paris.
Hoser RT (1998) A New Snake from Queensland, Australia (Serpentes: Elapidae