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: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Ordo: Squamata
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
  • Roskov Y., Kunze T., Orrell T., Abucay L., Paglinawan L., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Decock W., De Wever A., Didžiulis V., eds. (2014) Ophiophagus hannah in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 17th March 2014. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • Ophiophagus hannah at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 26 Jule 2009.

Vernacular Name[edit]

Bahasa Indonesia: Ular anang
বাংলা: শঙ্খচূড়
Basa Jawa: Lanang
Basa Sunda: Totog
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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