Reptile Atlas of Southern Africa

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ReptileMAP:   7687
Province:   Limpopo
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2230DC
Observer:   Coetzer A
Date of record:   2012-04-30
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   The specimen was found while still very fresh, but decapitated on the forest path. No other people were seen and I suspect it was taken and dropped by a raptor. Record also submitted to AHN and specimen deposited in museum via Johan Marais.
Last updated:   2018-10-24 08:42:55
Sp. code:   8770
Species name:   Naja subfulva
Common name:   Brown Forest Cobra
Family:   Elapidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Naja melanoleuca
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 7687 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Andre Coetzer
Date:   2012-08-23 09:17:00
Species name:   Naja melanoleuca -- Forest Cobra
Species code:   5290
Comment number:   2
By:   Darren Pietersen
Comment:   Transfer all records currently under Naja melanoleuca (5290) to Naja subfulva (8770).
Date:   2018-08-14 12:05:07
Species name:   Naja subfulva -- Brown Forest Cobra
Species code:   8770

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