Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bungarus, a genus of venomous snakes, allied to the cobra (q.v.), but without the power of dilating the neck, from the Oriental region. There are two Indian species, both common. B.fasciatus (or Bungarum pamah) and B. coeruleus (the krait). According to Sir J. Fayrer, this last is probably, next to the cobra, the most destructive snake to human life in India.