Mali cobra

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Katian spitting cobra
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Naja
N. katiensis
Binomial name
Naja katiensis
Roman, 1968

The Mali cobra (Naja katiensis), also called the Katian spitting cobra, is a species of spitting cobra found in West Africa.

Geographic Distribution[edit]

This species ranges from Senegal to Cameroon, with recorded sightings in Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, far northern Guinea, Southern Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Northern Ghana, Togo, Southwestern Niger and Nigeria.[2]


This species occurs in both tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands.[3]


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  2. ^ "Naja katiensis". IUCNRedlist. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Mali Cobra". Encyclopedia Of Life. Retrieved 6 June 2017.