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Naja sagittifera WALL, 1913

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Andaman Cobra 
SynonymNaja tripudians var. sagittifera WALL 1913: 248
Naja kaouthia sagittifera DERANIYAGALA 1960
Naja naja sagittifera LEVITON 1968
Naja naja sagittifera — HARDING & WELCH 1980
Naja kaouthia WÜSTER & THORPE 1991 (part)
Naja sagittifera WÜSTER et al. 1995
Naja (Naja) sagittifera — WALLACH et al. 2009
Naja sagittifera — WALLACH et al. 2014: 462 
DistributionIndia: Andaman Islands  
TypesHolotype: ZSI 4011 

Distribution: For a map see Shi et al. 2022: 3 (Fig. 1). 
  • CHANDRAMOULI, S. 2022. Snake fauna of the Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal—A review of species richness, taxonomy, distribution, natural history and conservation status. Zootaxa 5209 (3): 301-331 - get paper here
  • Chandramouli, S. R. 2023. Distribution Patterns of Snakes and Conservation Importance of Islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago, Bay of Bengal, India. In: Lillywhite & Martins, eds., Islands and snakes, vol. II. Oxford University Press, p. 121 ff - get paper here
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
  • Shi, S.‐C.; Vogel, G.; Ding, L.; Rao, D.‐Q.; Liu, S.; Zhang, L.; Wu, Z.‐J.; Chen, Z.‐N. 2022. Description of A New Cobra (Naja Laurenti, 1768; Squamata, Elapidae) from China with Designation of a Neotype for Naja atra. Animals 12, 3481
  • Slowinski, Joseph B. and Wolfgang Wüster. 2000. A new cobra (Elapidae: Naja) from Myanmar (Burma). Herpetologica 56 (2): 257-270 - get paper here
  • Wall, F. 1913. A popular treatise on the common Indian snakes (part 2). J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 22: 243-259 - 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. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Whitaker, Romulus and Ashok Captain 2004. Snakes of India. Draco Books, 500 pp., reprinted 2007 - get paper here
  • Wüster, W.; Thorpe,R.S.; Cox,M.J.; Jintakune,P.; Nabhitabhata,J. 1995. Populuation systematics of the snake genus Naja (Reptilia: Serpentes: Elapidae) in Indochina: Multivariate morphometrics and comparative mitochondrial DNA sequencing (cytochrome oxidase I). J. Evol. Biol. 8: 493-510 - get paper here
  • Wüster, Wolfgang 1998. The cobras of the genus Naja in India. Hamadryad 23 (1): 15-32 - get paper here
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