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Elapidae (cobras, coral snakes, and kraits)

Wikipedia Abstract

Elapidae (Greek ἔλλοψ éllops, "sea-fish") is a family of venomous snakes found in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, terrestrially in Asia, Australia, Africa, North America, and South America, and aquatically in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.Elapid snakes exhibit a wide range of sizes, from 18-cm species of Drysdalia to the 5.6-m king cobra. All elapids are characterized by hollow, fixed fangs through which they inject venom. Currently, 325 species in 61 genera are recognized.
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Genus

Acanthophis (9)
Aipysurus (9)   (3)
Antaioserpens (1)
Aspidelaps (shieldnose cobras) (2)
Aspidomorphus (3)
Austrelaps (3)
Brachyurophis (7)
Bungarus (Indian kraits) (14)
Cacophis (4)
Calliophis (Oriental coral snakes) (10)
Cryptophis (5)
Demansia (14)
Dendroaspis (mambas) (4)
Denisonia (2)
Drysdalia (3)
Echiopsis (1)
Elapognathus (2)
Elapsoidea (venomous garter snakes) (10)   (2)
Emydocephalus (3)
Ephalophis (1)
Furina (5)
Hemachatus (spitting cobras) (1)
Hemiaspis (2)
Hemibungarus (Asian coral snakes) (1)
Hoplocephalus (3)
Hydrelaps (1)
Hydrophis (46)
Kolpophis (1)
Laticauda (8)
Loveridgelaps (1)
Micruroides (western coral snakes) (1)
Micrurus (common coral snakes) (80)   (2)
Naja (cobras) (29)
Notechis (1)
Ogmodon (1)   (1)
Ophiophagus (king cobra) (1)
Oxyuranus (3)
Parahydrophis (1)
Parapistocalamus (1)
Parasuta (6)
Paroplocephalus (1)
Pseudechis (9)
Pseudohaje (forest cobras) (2)
Pseudonaja (9)
Rhinoplocephalus (1)
Salomonelaps (1)
Simoselaps (5)
Sinomicrurus (5)
Suta (4)
Thalassophis (1)
Toxicocalamus (12)
Tropidechis (1)
Vermicella (6)
Walterinnesia (black desert cobras) (2)

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