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Naja nigricincta BOGERT, 1940

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Serpentes (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

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) 
CommentVenomous!

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

Reproduction: oviparous. 
References
  • Auerbach,R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek), 18 (2): 117-145.
  • Bogert,C.M. 1940. Herpetological results of the Vernay Angola Expedition. I. Snakes, including an arrangement of the African Colubridae. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 77: 1-107
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Branch, William R. & Bauer, Aaron M. 2005. The herpetological contributions of Sir Andrew Smith. SSAR, 80 pp.
  • Broadley, D. G. 1974. A review of the cobras of the Naja nigricollis complex in southwestern Africa (Serpentes: Elapidae). Cimbebasia (ser. A) 2: 155-162.
  • Broadley, D.G. 1968. A review of the African cobras of the genus Naja (Serpentes: Elapinae). Arnoldia (Rhodesia) (ser. 3) 29: 1-14
  • Cimatti, E. 2007. Namibia - Introduction to a vast territory. Reptilia (GB) (50): 58-67 - get paper here
  • CUNNINGHAM, P. & VAN DER WAAL, C. 2010. Naja nigricincta nigricincta (Bogert, 1940) Diet Afr. Herp News (51): 9-11
  • Dobiey, M. & Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous Snakes of Africa/Giftschlangen Afrikas. Terralog 15, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, 150 pp.
  • Smith, A. 1838. Contributions to the Natural History of Southern Africa. Art. VIII. Mag. Nat. Hist., London, 2 (14): 92-94
  • Wallach, V.; Wüster, W. & Broadley, D.G. 2009. In praise of subgenera: taxonomic status of cobras of the genus Naja Laurenti (Serpentes: Elapidae). Zootaxa 2236: 26–36 - get paper here
  • Winchell, S. 2011. Kobras. Reptilia (Münster) 16 (89): 16-22 - get paper here
  • Wüster, Wolfgang; Steven Crookes, Ivan Ineich, Youssouph Mané, Catharine E. Pook, Jean-Francois Trap 2007. The phylogeny of cobras inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences: Evolution of venom spitting and the phylogeography of the African spitting cobras (Serpentes: Elapidae: Naja nigricollis complex). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 437–453 - get paper here
 
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