King Cobra

King Cobra

meaning of taxonomy: the classification of something, especially organisms.


Taxon Characteristics

Kingdom: animalia- Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia.

Subkingdom: bilateria

Infrakingdom: deuterostomia

Phylum: chordata

Subphylum: vertebrata

Infraphylum: gnathostomata

Superclass: tetrapoda

Class: reptilia

Order: squamata

Suborder: serpentes

Infraorder: alethinophidia

Family: elapidae

Genus: naja

Species: 20, including forest cobra,Ashe's spitting cobra,Mozambique cobra,Indian cobra

fun facts

Cobras are famous for the threatening hood at their neck. They spread the hood out when they feel threatened or angry. Their hood is made up of flaps of skin attached to long ribs.

Cobras live in hot tropical areas in Africa, Australia, and Southern Asia and their relatives, the Coral Snake, can be found in the United States.

the skin of this snake is either olive-green, tan, or black, and it has faint, pale yellow cross bands down the length of the body. The belly is cream or pale yellow, and the scales are smooth

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