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Jameson's mamba

Dendroaspis jamesoni


A long and stocky snake, approx 2m long. Dark back with light green or creamy underneath. Notoriously dangerous, with highly toxic venom.


Arboreal snake, found in rainforests from Equatorial Africa.


At some point, while we lived in Kinshasa, my younger son became very interested in learning about African snakes (well, he still loves the subject but expanded it on all snakes...). My wife, of course, wasn't really too keen to trying to look for these beautiful animals in nature... So, as a sort of compromise, I found a great place with great team in Kinshasa to learn from them. And it was really a great experience; we , my son and I, learned a lot in a dozen of visits. So if you are around Kinshasa, the place is called "Le Jardin de Serpents" and their FB page is, for amateurs...

1 Species ID Suggestions

David129 2 months ago
Jameson's mamba
Dendroaspis jamesoni Dendroaspis jamesoni | The Reptile Database

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Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 months ago

Hello David129 and welcome to the Project Noah community!

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Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 months ago

Thanks David, the help is appreciated.

David129 2 months ago

Hi, unfortunately the ID is in error. This is Jameson's mamba (Dendroaspis jamesoni) and not a black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis).

Dr David Williams

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Congo (Kinshasa)

Spotted on Nov 1, 2012
Submitted on May 3, 2016


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