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Taxonavigation: Elapoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Elapoidea

Familia: Elapidae
Subfamilia: Elapinae
Genus: Naja
Subgenera: Naja (Naja)  - Naja (Afronaja)  - Naja (Boulengerina)  - Naja (Uraeus)



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  • Kaiser, H.; Crother, B.I.; Kelly, C.M.R.; Luiselli, L.; O'Shea, M.; Ota, H.; Passos, P.; Schleip, W.; Wüster, W. 2013: Best practices: in the 21st century, taxonomic decisions in herpetology are acceptable only when supported by a body of evidence and published via peer-review. Herpetological Review, 44: 8–23. PDF
  • Trape, J.-F.; Chirio, L.; Broadley, D.G.; Wüster, W. 2009: Phylogeography and systematic revision of the Egyptian cobra (Serpentes: Elapidae: Naja haje) species complex, with the description of a new species from West Africa. Zootaxa, 2236: 1–25. Abstract & excerpt PDF
  • 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. Abstract & excerpt PDF Reference page
  • Wüster, W.; Crookes, S.; Ineich, I.; Mané, Y.; Pook, C.E.; Trape, J.-F.; Broadley, D.G. 2007: The phylogeny of cobras inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences: evolution of venom spitting and the phylogeography of the African spitting cobras (Serpentes: Elapidae: Naja nigricollis complex). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 45: 437–453. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2007.07.021 PDF
  • Wüster, W.; Chirio, L.; Trape, J.F.; Ineich, I.; Jackson, K.; Greenbaum, E.; Barron, C.; Kusamba, C.; Nagy, Z.T.; Storey, R.; Hall, C; Wüster, C.E.; Barlow, A.; Broadley, D.G. 2018: Integration of nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences and morphology reveals unexpected diversity in the forest cobra (Naja melanoleuca) species complex in Central and West Africa (Serpentes: Elapidae). Zootaxa, 4455: 68-98.PDF

Vernacular names[edit]

беларуская: Сапраўдныя кобры
Deutsch: Echte Cobras
English: Cobras
suomi: Kobrat
日本語: フードコブラ属
lietuvių: Kobros
Diné bizaad: Tłʼiish bikʼós niteelígíí
ไทย: งูเห่า
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