In praise of subgenera: taxonomic status of cobras of the genus Naja Laurenti (Serpentes: Elapidae)

@article{Wallach2009InPO,
  title={In praise of subgenera: taxonomic status of cobras of the genus Naja Laurenti (Serpentes: Elapidae)},
  author={V. Wallach and W. W{\"u}ster and D. Broadley},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2009},
  volume={2236},
  pages={26-36}
}
4 corresponding author Abstract The genus Naja Laurenti, 1768, is partitioned into four subgenera. The typical form is restricted to 11 Asian species. The name Uraeus Wagler, 1830, is revived for a group of four non-spitting cobras inhabiting savannas and open formations of Africa and Arabia, while Boulengerina Dollo, 1886, is applied to four non-spitting African species of forest cobras, including terrestrial, aquatic and semi-fossorial forms. A new subgenus is erected for seven species of… Expand
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