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     All animals pictured on this page are in our collection, and owned by us. The photos were taken by us, unless otherwise labeled. We are still looking specimens of Naja philippinensis, and extra specimens of species we already have. If you have something for sale, please contact us, at the link above.

     The 2 photos below were taken by me, of some animals that used to be in our collection. The animals pictured below those 2, are in our collection now.

 

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1 . 1  Naja nubiae  -  Nubian Spitting Cobra

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Male

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Female

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CB'10 Female

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CB'10 Female

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CB'08 Male

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    This pair was sent to us by Victor on 10/29/14.

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Nub-004-WC-F . . . . .

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Pattern & Color:

Previously assigned to N. pallida. This new species differs from N. pallida principally in having more than one dark band across the neck and under the throat, as well as a pair of spots under the throat.

Adults usually olive, with black interstitial skin. There are two bands across the neck. Distinct light throat area before the main throat band, and practically all specimens feature a small dark spot on each side of the throat, at the junction of the ventrals and the dorsals.

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Scalation:

Around Hood - 23 - 29

Mid-body - 23 - 27  Usually 25

Before Vent - 15 - 17  Rarely 19

Ventral - 207 - 221 Males     207 - 226 Females

Sub-caudal - 59 - 69 Males     58 - 69 Females

Size:

Up to about 150 cm, (58") maybe more.

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Distribution:

Occupies a disjunct range across Egypt, the Sudan, Chad, Niger and Eritrea.

Taxonomic comment:

Easily confused with Naja kaouthia. Most easily distinguished by virtue of having lower ventral and sub caudal scale counts, particular when sex is taken into account.

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Some of the information on this page may have been copied from the publications below.

A new species of spitting cobra (Naja) from north-eastern Africa (Serpentes: Elapidae)

Wolfgang Wuster and Donald G. Broadley

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Get an eyeful of this: a new species of giant spitting cobra from eastern and north-eastern Africa (Squamata: Serpentes: Elapidae: Naja)

WOLFGANG WÜSTER & DONALD G. BROADLEY

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