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


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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