Naja mandalayensis SLOWINSKI & WÜSTER, 2000
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Naja mandalayensis?
|Higher Taxa||Elapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Naja mandalayensis SLOWINSKI & WÜSTER 2000|
Naja mandalayensis — LEVITON et al. 2003
Naja (Naja) mandalayensis — WALLACH et al. 2009
Naja mandalayensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 461
|Distribution||Myanmar (Burma). Endemic to the central dry zone, encompassing the Mandalay, Magwe, and Sagaing Divisions.|
Type locality: Monywa (N 22° 13’, E 95° 20’), Sagaing Division, Myanmar.
|Types||Holotype: CAS 207097|
|Diagnosis||DIAGNOSIS (DIAGNOSTIC CHARACTERS).— Underside of chin and throat dark, set off from first dark band by 2 to 4 ventrals that are either pale or at least less densely mottled, followed by 2 or 3 broad dark bands, the remainder of the venter is pale with occasional dark mottling; hood without markings (see fig., right image) or, if present, scarcely discernible; fangs modified for spitting, venom discharge orifice small; ventrals: 173–185 (males 173–185, females182–185); subcaudals: 50–58 (males 56–58, females 50–56). Total length 828 mm; tail length 152 mm (dimensions of holotype, a rather small specimen, as recorded by Slowinski and Wüster; larger individuals undoubtedly occur). [after LEVITON 2003]|
|Etymology||Named after Mandalay, a major city within the range of N. mandalayensis.|