South Andaman krait

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Andaman krait
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Andaman krait, Bungarus andamanensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Bungarus
Species: B. andamanensis
Binomial name
Bungarus andamanensis
Biswas & Sanyal, 1978

The Andaman krait (Bungarus andamanensis) is a species of krait, a venomous elapid snake, which is found in the Andaman Islands of India.


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