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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Forest Cobra, Black and White Cobra
G: Schwarzweiße Kobra 
SynonymNaja haje var. melanoleuca HALLOWELL 1857: 61
Naja annulata BUCHHOLZ & PETERS 1876
Aspidelaps bocagii SAUVAGE 1884: 205
Naja haje var. leucosticta FISCHER 1885: 115
Naja melanoleuca MATSCHIE 1893: 214
Naia melanoleuca – BOULENGER 1896: 376
Naja melanoleuca — SCHMIDT 1923: 127
Naja leucostica BETHENCOURT-FERREIRA 1930
Naja melanoleuca subfulva LAURENT 1955
Naja melanoleuca melanoleuca CAPOCACCIA 1961
Naja melanoleuca subfulva — BROADLEY 1962
Naja melanoleuca aurata STUCKI-STIRN 1979
Naja melanoleuca — RÖDEL & MAHSBERG 2000
Naja subfulva — CHIRIO et al. 2006
Naja melanoleuca subfulva — CHIRIO & LEBRETON 2007
Naja (Boulengerina) melanoleuca — WALLACH et al. 2009
Naja (Boulengerina) melanoleuca subfulva — BROADLEY & BLAYLOCK 2013
Boulengerina melanoleuca — WALLACH et al. 2014: 120
Naja cf melanoleuca savanna — TRAPE & BALDÉ 2014
Naja cf melanoleuca forest — TRAPE & BALDÉ 2014
Naja (Boulengerina) melanoleuca — CONRADIE et al. 2016 
DistributionAngola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Congo (Brazzaville), Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Gambia (HÅKANSSON 1981), Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of South Africa (Limpopo), Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé (Gulf of Guinea),
Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Type locality: Gabon
Type locality: Lwiro, Kivu, Zaire [subfulva]. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: ANSP 6875-76 (2) 
CommentVenomous! 
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