blue - A. lubricus
green - A. scutatus
Aspidelaps is a genus of venomous elapid snakes found in Africa. They are commonly called shield-nosed cobras or coral cobras after their cobra-hoods and enlarged rostral (nose) scales. However, the hood is not nearly as well developed in Aspidelaps as it is in Naja.
|Species||Authority||Subsp.*||Common name||Geographic range|
|A. lubricus||Laurenti, 1768||2||Cape coral snake||South Africa (Cape Province), southern Angola, Namibia|
|A. scutatus||A. Smith, 1849||3||Shield-nosed cobra||Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, north-east South Africa, Mozambique|