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Dendroaspis jamesoni

Jameson's Mamba

Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous bite ref
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Warning. 

Mamba bites may happen unnoticed, a swift contact is enough. Bite victim may feel no pain, bite marks sometimes not even visible. If a mamba touched you with the head you should immediately get medical help! Venom can kill in minutes.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 265 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • unknown
  • Reproduction

  • oviparous ref
  • Pupil Shape (when closed!)

  • round (or oval) ref
  • Fangs

  • fixed ref front-fanged ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 8 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

0 to 2200 meter above sea level (a.s.l.) ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Dendroaspis jamesoni  ENGLISH Jameson's Mamba, FRENCH Mamba De Jameson, Mamba Vert De Jameson, GERMAN Jameson Mamba ref
Dendroaspis jamesoni jamesoni ref
Dendroaspis jamesoni kaimosae ref

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Elapidae

  • Elapids
  • III. Subfamily Incertae_sedis (Elapidae)

  • not assigned to any subfamily
  • IV. Genus Dendroaspis

  • Mambas
  • V. Species Dendroaspis jamesoni

  • Jameson's mamba
  • VI. snakeID

  • 569
Look up complete taxonomic records of Dendroaspis jamesoni (including synonyms) at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).