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Banded
Racer

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Banded Racer

Argyrogena fasciolata

Banded Racer is an uncommonly seen snake in most of the peninsular India. It mainly lives in drier areas around city outskirts and agricultural fiels. Adults of Banded Racer looks very close to Spectacled Cobra (Naja naja) due to reddish-brown color and almost similar scales even on closer look. In most of the stages of its life it can be identified easily by checking presence of white bands mainly on anterior half of body.

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Regional Names
  • Gujarati:
    ઘઉંલો
  • Kannada:
    ಜೋರು ಪೋತ
  • Marathi:
    पट्टेरी धूळनागीण, नायकूळ (तळ कोकण), धूरनागीण (विदर्भ), गव्हाळ्या (मराठवाडा), ताडजेरी (गडचिरोली)
  • Tamil:
    ஓடுகாலிப்பாம்பு
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
COLUBRIDAE
Argyrogena fasciolata

Venom Status

Non Venomous

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