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Ornate
Flying Snake

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Ornate Flying Snake

Chrysopelea ornata

Ornate Flying Snake is the most widely distributed Chrysopelea species found in many countries of Oriental region. In India its distribution is in patched form and regularly sighted in Western Ghats, whole of North-east region, few parts of Central India and Gujarat. Due to colorful and attractive morphology this species is exploited by snake charmers of West Bengal and Odisha.

Golden Flying Snake

Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    সুন্দৰী সাপ
  • Gujarati:
    સોનેરી ઉદકણો
  • Malayalam:
    നാഗത്താൻപാമ്പ്
  • Marathi:
    उडता सोनसर्प, उडता सेरप (गोवा)
  • Tamil:
    பறக்கும் பாம்பு
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Taxanomy

SQUAMATA
COLUBRIDAE
Chrysopelea ornata

Venom Status

Semi Venomous

Quick Facts
  • It is assumed to be venomous in many parts of its range. Also many communities believe that shadow of this snake causes paralysis to the organ from where its shadow passed. However all these myths have no scientific and logical support.
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