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Naja philippinensis TAYLOR, 1922

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Philippine Cobra
G: Philippinen-Kobra 
SynonymNaja tripudians var. caeca BOULENGER 1896 (part.)
Naja naja philippinensis TAYLOR 1922: 265
Naja kaouthia samarensis DERANIYAGALA 1960 (part)
Naja sputatrix samarensis DERANIYAGALA 1961 (part)
Naja naja philippinensis — HARDING & WELCH 1980
Naja philippinensis — WÜSTER & THORPE 1990
Naja philippinensis — WELCH 1994: 93
Naja (Naja) philippinensis — WALLACH et al. 2009
Naja philippinensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 462 
DistributionPhilippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Masbate, Marinduque)

Type locality: Pangasinan Province, Luzon, Philippines. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: destroyed, formerly in BSP; Paratypes: ZMA 11269, CAS 61816-17 
CommentVenomous! 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in the Philippine Islands. 
References
  • Brown, Rafe M.; Ferner, John W.; Sison, Rogelio V.; Gonzales, Pedro C.; Kennedy, Robert S. 1996. Amphibians and reptiles of the Zambales Mountains of Luzon Island, Republic of the Philippines. Herpetological Natural History 4 (1): 1-22
  • Brown; Rafe; Cameron Siler, Carl Oliveros, Luke Welton, Ashley Rock, John Swab, Merlijn Van Weerd, Jonah van Beijnen, Dominic Rodriguez, Edmund Jose, Arvin Diesmos 2013. The amphibians and reptiles of Luzon Island, Philippines, VIII: the herpetofauna of Cagayan and Isabela Provinces, northern Sierra Madre Mou ntain Range. ZooKeys 266 (2013) Special Issue: 1-120<br />doi: 10.3897/zookeys.266.3982 - get paper here
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • DEVAN-SONG, Anne and Rafe M. BROWN 2012. Amphibians and Reptiles of Luzon Island, Philippines, VI: The Herpetofauna of the Subic Bay Area. Asian Herpetological Research 3 (1): 1–20 - get paper here
  • Leviton,A.E. 1965. Contributions to a review of Philippine snakes. VII. The snakes of the genera Naja and Ophiophagus. Philippine J. Sci. 93: 531-550 - get paper here
  • Lutz, M. 2006. Die Kobras des philippinischen Archipels, Teil I: Die Philippinen-Kobra, Naja philippinensis TAYLOR 1922. Sauria 28 (3): 5-11 - get paper here
  • Slowinski, Joseph B. and Wolfgang Wüster. 2000. A new cobra (Elapidae: Naja) from Myanmar (Burma). Herpetologica 56 (2): 257-270 - get paper here
  • Sy, Emerson Y. and Tony Gerard. 2014. Geographical Distribution: Naja philippinensis (Northern Philippine cobra). Herpetological Review 45 (4): 664-665
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The snakes of the Philippine Islands. Manila (Bureau of Printing or Science), Monograph 16: 312 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Wüster, Wolfgang 1993. A century of confusion: Asiatic cobras revisited. Vivarium 4 (4): 14-18
  • Wüster,W.; Thorpe,R.S. 1991. Asiatic cobras: Systematics and snakebite. Experientia 47: 205-209
 
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