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Naja samarensis PETERS, 1861

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Peters' Cobra
G: Samar-Kobra, Visayas Kobra 
SynonymNaja tripudians var. samarensis PETERS 1861: 690
Naia samarensis BOULENGER 1896
Naja naja samarensis TAYLOR 1922
Naja kaouthia samarensis DERANIYAGALA 1960 (part)
Naja sputatrix samarensis DERANIYAGALA 1961 (part)
Naja naja samarensis — HARDING & WELCH 1980
Naja samarensis — WÜSTER & THORPE 1990
Naja samarensis — WELCH 1994: 93
Naja (Naja) samarensis — WALLACH et al. 2009
Naja samarensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 462 
DistributionPhilippines (Mindanao, Samar, Leyte, Bohol, Camiguin)

Type locality: “Loquilocun, Insel Samar” [Naja tripudians var. samarensis PETERS 1861] Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 3955 (Naja tripudians var. samarensis PETERS 1861) 
CommentVenomous! 
References
  • Frömberg, C. 2010. Haltung und Nachzucht der Samar-Kobra (Naja samarensis). Reptilia (Münster) 15 (81): 64-73 - 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
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1861. Eine zweite Übersicht (vergl. Monatsberichte 1859 p. 269) der von Hrn. F. Jagor auf Malacca, Java, Borneo und den Philippinen gesammelten und dem Kgl. zoologischen Museum übersandten Schlangen. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1861 (Juli): 683-691 [1862 on title page] - get paper here
  • Sanguila MB, Cobb KA, Siler CD, Diesmos AC, Alcala AC, Brown RM 2016. The amphibians and reptiles of Mindanao Island, southern Philippines, II: the herpetofauna of northeast Mindanao and adjacent islands. ZooKeys 624: 1–132, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.624.9814
  • Slowinski, Joseph B. and Wolfgang Wüster. 2000. A new cobra (Elapidae: Naja) from Myanmar (Burma). Herpetologica 56 (2): 257-270 - get paper here
  • Smith, Brian E. 1993. Notes on a collection of squamate reptiles from eastern Mindanao, Philippine Islands part 2: Serpentes. Asiatic Herpetological Research 5: 96-102 - get paper here
  • 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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