family Elapidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Elapidae - cobras; kraits; mambas; coral snakes; Australian taipan and tiger snakes
reptile family - a family of reptiles
elapid, elapid snake - any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
genus Micrurus, Micrurus - coral snakes
Aspidelaps, genus Aspidelaps - African coral snakes
genus Rhynchoelaps, Rhynchoelaps - Australian coral snakes
Denisonia, genus Denisonia - copperheads
genus Naja, Naja - cobras
Acanthophis, genus Acanthophis - Australian elapid snakes
genus Notechis, Notechis - tiger snakes
genus Pseudechis, Pseudechis - venomous Australian blacksnakes
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Indian cobra Naja naja naja (8.83%, N = 46; family Elapidae), Gray's rat snake Coluber ventromaculatus (7.87%, N = 41; family Colubridae), Common krait Bungarus caeruleus (7.49%, N = 39; family Elapidae) and Checkered keel-back Xenochrophis piscator piscator (7.29%, N = 38; family Colubridae) were the most abundant and diversified species, whereas Northern wolf snake Lycodon striatus striatus, Sindh long-nose sand snake Lytorhynchus paradoxus and Afghan awl-head snake L.
Asian cobra including Naja naja (Figure 1) species in Sri Lanka, which taxonomically belongs to family Elapidae, is well known for its envenomation cases due to its unique haemorrhagic, hemolytic, inflammatory, and necrotic effects on different organs leading to multiple organ failure [6].
"The name cobra references several species of snakes, most of which are in the venomous snake family Elapidae," Sara Viernum, a herpetologist, told ( Live Science in 2014. "Elpididae includes other snakes like coral snakes, kraits and mambas."

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