About this object

Medium-sized snake, averaging between 0.9 to 1.2 metres in length, though they can grow to 1.5 metres. The body is compressed the head of this species is elliptical, depressed, and slightly distinct from the neck with a short, rounded snout and large nostrils. Eyes are medium in size with round pupils. This species of cobra has no hood marks and colouration varies based upon geographical location, there are two colour phases: a yellow form and a black form.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1961.2.9
  • Scientific name
    Naja sumatrana Muller, 1890
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES ELAPIDAE
  • Common name
    Golden Spitting Cobra
  • Collector
    J R Pippet
  • Date collected
    1960-12-20
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Malaysia: Johore: Kluang
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by J.R. Pippet, 1961
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: 13
Object view = Natural Science
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