Shield-nosed cobra

The shield-nosed cobra (Aspidelaps scutatus) is a venomous snake in the family Elapidae.[1]

Shield-nosed cobra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Aspidelaps
A. scutatus
Binomial name
Aspidelaps scutatus
(Smith, 1849)

It is found in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Namibia. They live 20-28 years old in captivity.


  1. Aspidelaps scutatus at the Reptile Database. Accessed 13 December 2016.

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