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Taxonomy of the family Elapidae [terrestrial species]
Bibliography of the genus Ophiophagus
Biodiversity of the family Elapidae [terrestrial species]








Genus
Ophiophagus

King Cobra

Königskobra

Kongekobra

1836 Hamadryas Cantor [not Hamadryas Hübner 1808 (Lepidoptera)] (type species: Hamadryas hannah Cantor 1836; syn. Williams & Wallach 1989)
1843 Dendraspis Fitzinger [suppressed] (type species: Naja bungarus Schlegel 1837; syn. Smith & Chiszar 1989)
1864 Ophiophagus Günther (type species: Hamadryas elaps Günther 1858)
Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: As for the single species.


Ophiophagus hannah

King Cobra, Hamadryad

Königskobra

Kongekobra, Kæmpebrilleslange

1836 Hamadryas Hannah Cantor
Naja hannah Taylor 1922
Ophiophagus hannah Bogert 1945
Dendraspis hannah Deraniyagala 1955
1837 Naja bungarus Schlegel (Golay & al. 1993)
Dendraspis bungarus Fitzinger 1843
Trimeresurus bungarus Jan 1859
Dendraspis hannah bungarus Deraniyagala 1960
1838 Hamadryas ophiophagus Cantor (Golay & al. 1993)
Trimeresurus ophiophagus Duméril, Bibron & Duméril 1854
1858 Hamadryas elaps Günther (Golay & al. 1993)
Ophiophagus elaps Günther 1864
Naja elaps Theobald 1876
Dendraspis hannah elaps Deraniyagala 1960
1861 Naja fasciata Peters [not Naja fasciata Laurenti 1768] (Golay & al. 1993)
Ophiophagus fasciatus Boettger 1886
1882 Naja ingens Van Hasselt (Golay & al. 1993)
1956 Naja hamadryad Purarananda (Golay & al. 1993)
1960 Dendraspis hannah borneensis Deraniyagala (Golay & al. 1993)
1960 Dendraspis hannah sinensis Deraniyagala (Golay & al. 1993)
1961 Dendraspis hannah brunnea Deraniyagala (Golay & al. 1993)
1961 Dendraspis hannah nordicus Deraniyagala (Golay & al. 1993)

Remarks: Leviton, Siler, Weinell & Brown (2018) did not include Busuanga (Calamian Islands) in the distribution of the species.
Distribution: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hong Kong, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Tibet, Yunnan, Zhejiang), India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Andaman Islands], Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Indonesia (Anambas Islands, Bali, Banggai Islands, Bangka, Belitung, Buton, Java, Kalimantan, Nias, Riau Islands, Simeulue, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Weh), Laos, Malaysia, (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago, Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Tioman)]), Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines (Balabac, Bohol, Calamian Islands [Busuanga], Cebu, Dinagat, Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Polillo, Romblon, Samar, Sulu Islands [Jolo]), Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.



Ophiophagus hannah
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