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 .
"The name cobra references several species of snakes, most of which are in the venomous snake family Elapidae
," Sara Viernum, a herpetologist, told (https://www.livescience.com/43520-cobra-facts.html) Live Science in 2014. "Elpididae includes other snakes like coral snakes, kraits and mambas."