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Product ID L1309
Name Dendroaspis polylepis 
Common Name(s) Black Mamba
Origin Kenya, South Africa
Purity >99%
Form Lyophilized powder
Packaging In vacuum sealed glass vials, in secured parcel.
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Dendroaspis polylepis
Taxonomic Classification
  • Class : Reptilia
  • Order : Squamata
  • Suborder : Serpentes
  • Family : Elapidae
  • Subfamily :  Elapinae
  • Genus :  Dendroaspis

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