Sighting of King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah in Sikkim, India: a new altitude record for the northeast

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T. Bashir
K. Poudyal
T. Bhattacharya
S. Sathyakumar
J.B. Subba

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We report the sighting of Ophiophagus hannah from Yuksam Village bordering Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in Sikkim. The present record signifies a range extention for this species with respect to altitude (1,840m) and habitat (temperate forests) reported for this state and the northeast India.

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Bashir, T., Poudyal, K., Bhattacharya, T., Sathyakumar, S. and Subba, J. 2010. Sighting of King Cobra Ophiophagus hannah in Sikkim, India: a new altitude record for the northeast. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 2, 6 (Jun. 2010), 990–991. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2438.990-1.
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