Special Report

The Deadliest Snake in the World

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6. Barba amarilla
> Alternate names: Fer-de-lance, common lancehead, mapepire balsain
> Latin name: Bothrops atrox
> Range:(s): South America east of the Andes, Trinidad, Panama

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5. Black mamba
> Alternate name: Ndemalunyayo
> Latin name: Dendroaspis polylepis
> Range:(s): Sun-Saharan Africa, possibly West Africa

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4. King cobra
> Alternate name: Hamadryad
> Latin name: Ophiophagus hannah
> Range:(s): South and Southeast Asia

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3. Coastal taipan
> Alternate name: Common taipan
> Latin name: Oxyuranus scutellatus
> Range:(s): Northern and eastern Australia, New Guinea

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2. Eastern brown snake
> Alternate names: Common brown snake, marragawan
> Latin name: Pseudonaja textilis
> Range:(s): Eastern and central Australia, southern New Guinea

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