Naja melanoleuca

Naja melanoleuca
Naja melanoleuca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Naja
Species: N. melanoleuca
Binomial name
Naja melanoleuca

The Forest Cobra, also known as the Black and White Cobra (Naja melanoleuca) is a species of cobra in the Elapidae family, native to Africa.


  • Tryon, Bern W. (15 November 1979). "Reproduction in Captive Forest Cobras, Naja melanoleuca (Serpentes: Elapidae)". Journal of Herpetology (Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles) 13 (4). 

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