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Pseudohaje nigra GÜNTHER, 1858

IUCN Red List - Pseudohaje nigra - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlack Tree Cobra, Hoodless Cobra 
SynonymPseudohaje nigra GÜNTHER 1858: 222 (non Naja nigra SMITH 1838)
Naia guentheri BOULENGER 1896: 388
Pseudohaje guentheri — BOGERT 1942
Pseudohaje nigra — LAURENT 1954
Pseudohaje nigra — RÖDEL et al. 1999
Pseudohaje nigra — DOBIEY & VOGEL 2007 
DistributionSierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Togo, Ghana, Guinea 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.
 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.21.41 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentVenomous!

Type species: Pseudohaje nigra GÜNTHER 1858 is the type species of the genus Pseudohaje GÜNTHER 1858.

Diagnosis (genus): in Bogert 1942.

Distribution: see map in RASMUSSEN 1989. Not in Nigeria and the Central African Republic following Akani et al. 2005 and the IUCN map.

Nomenclature: Laurent (1954) corrected Pseudohaje guentheri to Pseudohaje nigra. 
References
  • Akani, G.C.; Angelici, F.M.; Luiselli, L. 2005. Ecological data on the Goldie's tree cobra, Pseudohaje goldii (Elapidae) in southern Nigeria. Amphibia-Reptilia 26 (3): 382-387 - get paper here
  • Bogert, C. M. 1942. Pseudohaje Günther, a valid genus for two West African arboreal cobras. American Museum Novitates 1174: 1-9 - get paper here
  • Böhme, Wolfgang, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christian Brede & Philipp Wagner 2011. The reptiles (Testudines, Squamata, Crocodylia) of the forested southeast of the Republic Guinea (Guinée forestière), wit a country-wide checklist Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 (1): 35-61 - get paper here
  • Dobiey, M. & Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous Snakes of Africa/Giftschlangen Afrikas. Terralog 15, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, 150 pp.
  • Günther, A. 1858. Catalogue of Colubrine snakes of the British Museum. London, I - XVI, 1 - 281
  • Hughes, B. 1976. Zoogeography of West African False Cobras (Pseudohaje spp.). Bull. IFAN 38 (sér. A, 2): 457-466
  • Laurent, RAYMOND F. 1954. Reptiles et batraciens de la région de Dundo (Angola) (Deuxième note). Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (Diamang), Serviços Culturais, Publicações Culturais, No. 23: 37-84
  • Menzies, J.I. 1966. The snakes of Sierra Leone. Copeia 1966 (2): 169-179. - get paper here
  • Pauwels,O.S.G. & Ohler, A. 1999. Pseudohaje nigra (Günther 1858); Black Tree Cobra - Diet. African Herp News (30): 33-34 - get paper here
  • Rasmussen, J.B. 1989. A taxonomic review of the Dipsadoboa duchesnei complex. Bonn. zool. Beitr. 40 (3/4): 249-264 - get paper here
  • Rödel,M.O.; Kouadio,K, & Mahsberg,D. 1999. Die Schlangenfauna des Comoé-Nationalparks, Elfenbeinküste: Ergänzungen und Ausblick. Salamandra 35 (3): 165-180
  • Segniagbeto G. H., Trape J. F., David P., Ohler A., Dubois A. & Glitho I. A. 2011. The snake fauna of Togo: systematics, distribution and biogeography, with remarks on selected taxonomic problems. Zoosystema 33 (3): 325-360. DOI: 10.5252/z2011n3a4 - get paper here
 
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