Jameson's Mamba
Range Africa
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Family Elapidae
Genus Dendroaspis
Species D. jamesoni
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Jameson's mamba (Dendroaspis jamesoni) is a very quick, highly arboreal and highly venomous snake of the family Elapidae.


The Jameson's mamba was first described by Traill in 1849. The genus name is derived from the Ancient Greek word - Dendroaspis meaning "tree asp" (dendro is "tree", while aspis is "asp" which is understood to mean a "venomous snake"). The etymology of the name "jamesoni" is unknown.

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