Many-banded krait

Bungarus multicinctus

The Many-banded krait , also known as the Taiwanese krait or the Chinese krait, is a highly venomous species of elapid snake found in throughout much of central and southern China and Southeast Asia. The species was first described by the scientist Edward Blyth in 1861. This species has two known subspecies, the nominate ''Bungarus multicinctus multicinctus'', and ''Bungarus multicinctus wanghaotingi''. The many-banded krait mostly inhabits marshy areas throughout its geographical distribution, though it does occur in other habitat types.