Ophiophagus hannah

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King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah)

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Elapoidea

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata Toxicofera

Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Elapoidea

Familia: Elapidae
Genus: Ophiophagus
Species: Ophiophagus hannah

Name[edit]

Ophiophagus hannah (Cantor, 1836)

Type locality: “Sunderbuns” (= E India, West Bengal, Sunderbans) and “jungle not far from Calcutta

Holotype: Unknown

Synonyms[edit]

  • Hamadryas hannah Cantor, 1836
  • Naja bungarus Schlegel, 1837
  • Hamadryas ophiophagus Cantor, 1838
  • Naja vittata Elliott, 1840
  • Dendraspis bungarus Fitzinger, 1843
  • Hamadryas elaps Günther, 1858
  • Ophiophagus elaps — Günther, 1864
  • Naja ingens Van Hasselt, 1882
  • Naia bungarusWall, 1908
  • Naja hannahTaylor, 1922
  • Naja hannahSmith, 1943
  • Ophiophagus hannahBogert, 1945
  • Naja hannahTweedie, 1954
  • Dendraspis hannah hannahDeraniyagala, 1960
  • Dendraspis hannah borneensis Deraniyagala, 1960
  • Dendraspis hannah bungarus Deraniyagala, 1960
  • Dendraspis hannah elaps Deraniyagala, 1960
  • Dendraspis hannah sinensis Deraniyagala, 1960
  • Dendraspis hannah vittata Deraniyagala, 1960
  • Dendraspis hannah brunnea Deraniyagala, 1961
  • Dendraspis hannah nordicus Deraniyagala, 1961
  • Ophiophagus hannah — Welch, 1994
  • Ophiophagus hannahManthey & Grossmann, 1997
  • Ophiophagus hannahCox et al., 1998

References[edit]

  • Cantor, T. E. 1838. A notice of the Hamadryas, a genus of hooded serpent with poisonous fangs and maxillary teeth. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1838: 72-75
  • Cantor,T.E. 1836. Sketch of undescribed hooded serpent with fangs and maxillar teeth. Asiat. Res., Calcutta, 19: 87-94
  • Ophiophagus hannah Report on ITIS
  • Ophiophagus hannah at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 26 Jule 2009.

Vernacular Name[edit]

বাংলা: শঙ্খচূড়
Deutsch: Königskobra
English: King Cobra
日本語: キングコブラ
polski: Kobra królewska
русский: Королевская кобра
ไทย: งูจงอาง, งูเห่าช้าง, งูบองหลา
Türkçe: Kral kobra
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