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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Elapoidea

Familia: Elapidae
Genus: Pseudohaje
Species: P. goldii – P. nigra
Pseudohaje (Günther, 1858)
Pseudohaje is a genus of venomous African elapid snakes, commonly called tree cobras or forest cobras because of their arboreal lifestyle.[1][2] Their ability to produce a hood is limited to a slight flattening of the neck.


Tree cobras have proportionally larger eyes compared to Naja species, smaller fangs, and smaller bone structures.[2] Members were formerly categorized as Naja, but anatomical analysis of midbody scale rows distinguished them as a separate taxon.[2]

Two species are recognized as valid.[3]

Pseudohaje goldii (Boulenger, 1895) – Goldie's tree cobra
Pseudohaje nigra Günther, 1858 – black tree cobra

See also



Pseudohaje. "ADW: Pseudohaje: CLASSIFICATION".
Bogert, Charles M. (1942). "Pseudohaje Günther, a valid genus for two West African arboreal Cobras" (PDF). American Museum Novitates (1174): 1–9. Retrieved 2008-11-30.

"Pseudohaje ". The Reptile Database.

Further reading

Günther A. 1858. Catalogue of the Colubrine Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xvi + 281 pp. (Pseudohaje, new genus, p. 222).


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