Ugandan Cobra

Ugandan Cobra

Postby Sico » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:53 am

this cobra was found over the weekend, on the Ugandan shore of lake Albert (bordering the DRC). It was about 1.4m long and found about 1km inland, in a predominantly savannah-type environment.
any ideas as to the species?
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Re: Ugandan Cobra

Postby s'mee » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:43 am

From these photos, it looks like Naja haje to me.
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Re: Ugandan Cobra

Postby WW » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:01 pm

Yup, Naja haje - nice find!
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Re: Ugandan Cobra

Postby BOOGY » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:42 pm

Is the difference between N.anulifera and N.haje just distribution (and may be colouration)? Or is there genetic difference?
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Re: Ugandan Cobra

Postby Rob » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:00 pm

There would have to be genetic differences for them to be different species.
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Re: Ugandan Cobra

Postby Bushviper » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:38 pm

WW how come you dont quote Hoser's work? It was so valuable in creating new sub-genuses. That would have answered all our questions for now and all future ones too.
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Re: Ugandan Cobra

Postby WW » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:01 pm

BV, it's one of those generational things where young and inexperienced workers such as myself start rebelling against their elders and betters and disrespecting their definitive pioneering work.... :smt082 :smt082 :smt082
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Re: Ugandan Cobra

Postby Bushviper » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:17 am

:smt082 :smt082
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