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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesNaja nigricincta nigricincta BOGERT 1940
Naja nigricincta woodi PRINGLE 1955 
Common NamesWestern Barred Spitting Cobra 
SynonymNaja nigricollis nigricincta BOGERT 1940
Naja nigricollis var. fasciata BOCAGE 1895: 136 (fide BROADLEY 1974)
Naja nigricollis nigricinctus BOGERT 1940
Naja mossambica nirgicincta — BROADLEY 1968
Naja nigricollis nigricincta — WELCH 1994: 93
Naja nigricollis nigricincta — AUERBACH 1987: 199
Naja nigricollis nigricincta — BAUER et al. 1993
Naja nigricincta — CIMATTI 2007
Naja nigricincta — WÜSTER et al. 2007
Naja (Afronaja) nigricincta — WALLACH et al. 2009
Afronaja nigricincta — WALLACH et al. 2014: 10

Naja nigricincta woodi PRINGLE 1955
Naja nigra SMITH 1838: 92 (fide BRANCH & BAUER 2005)
Naja nigricollis woodi PRINGLE 1955
Naja mossambica woodi — BROADLEY 1968
Naja nigricollis woodi — BROADLEY 1974: 158
Naja nigricollis woodi — WELCH 1994: 93
Naja nigricollis woodi — AUERBACH 1987: 198
Naja woodi — BAUER & BRANCH 2003
Naja nigricincta woodi — WÜSTER et al. 2007 
DistributionN Namibia, SW Angola; Type locality: Munhino, S.W. Angola.

woodi: Republic of South Africa, W Lesotho, S Namibia, S Botswana; Type locality: Citrusdal, Cape Province. 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.
TypesHolotype: AMNH 51823.
Holotype: SAM 19926 (woodi) 

BOYCOTT & HAACKE (1979) noted intergradation between nigricincta and woodi in Southern Namibia. 
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