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Aspidelaps scutatus

Shield Nose Snake

Venomous 💀💀💀 Dangerous bite ref
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The bite of most elapids is not painful. You can be bitten and envenomated without noticing it.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 75 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 15 cm ref
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • slit (or vertical elliptical) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Aspidelaps scutatus  ENGLISH Shield Nose Snake, GERMAN Schildkobra, Schildnasenkobra, Schildschlange, UNCODED LANGUAGES Noga, Skildneusslang ref
Aspidelaps scutatus scutatus ref
Aspidelaps scutatus intermedius ENGLISH Intermediate Shield Nose Snake ref
Aspidelaps scutatus fulafulus ENGLISH Eastern Shield Nose Snake ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Elapidae

  • Elapids
  • III. Subfamily Incertae_sedis (Elapidae)

  • not assigned to any subfamily
  • IV. Genus Aspidelaps

  • Shield nosed cobras
  • V. Species Aspidelaps scutatus

  • Shield nose snake
  • VI. snakeID

  • 510
Look up complete taxonomic records of Aspidelaps scutatus (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).