Dispholidus typus


Venomous 💀💀💀💀 Very dangerous ref
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It can take up to 48 hours after a bite until first symptoms show up. After any suspected bite you urgently need to go to a hospital.
  • Length Adult

  • up to 200 cm ref
  • Length Newborn

  • 29 to 38 cm ref
  • Weight Range

  • ??? gr - 510 gr ref
  • Pupil Shape

  • keyhole shape 
  • Dentition Type

  • fixed rear fangs ref
  • Teeth/Fang Length

  • 5.2 mm ref

Altitude range

Vertical distribution

??? to ??? meter above sea level ref

Subspecies & Common Names

Dispholidus typus (not specific) 0 AFRIKAANS Boomslang, ENGLISH Black back fanged Tree Snake, Brown back fanged Tree Snake, Cape back fanged Tree Snake, Green back fanged Tree Snake, Tree Snake, GERMAN Afrikanische Baumschlange, SWAHILI Ngole, UNCODED LANGUAGES Ikwakwa, Ndalanga, Noga Dispholidus typus typus 1 Dispholidus typus punctatus 2 Dispholidus typus kivuensis 51 ENGLISH Kivu Boomslang, Kivu Large Green Tree Snake

Full Taxonomy

  • I. Superfamily Colubroidea

  • Colubrids, elapids and vipers
  • II. Family Colubridae

  • Colubrids
  • III. Subfamily Colubrinae

  • Colubrids
  • IV. Genus Dispholidus

  • Boomslangs
  • V. Species Dispholidus typus

  • Boomslang
  • VI. snakeID

  • 1816
Complete taxonomy of Dispholidus typus at The Reptile Database.