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RE: ? about king cobra name...

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Posted by: Sundberg at Thu Aug 17 12:49:06 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Sundberg ]  
   

A quote from the EMBL Reptile Database which in this particular case had a note on this:

"Etymology: "Ophiophagus" is derived from Greek, meaning "snake-eating" and hannah is derived from the name of tree-dwelling nymphs in Greek mythology (for the arboreal lifestyle)."

This is were I found it:
http://srs.embl-heidelberg.de:8000/srs5bin/cgi-bin/wgetz?-e [REPTILIA-Species:'Ophiophagus_SP_hannah']

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