Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Dispholidus
Family: Colubridae (Reptilia)
Taxon : Reptile
Group : Animal

SPECIES
typus
Sub Species
typus
NOTES

A common resident snake with a short stubby head and enormous eyes. Grows to 1.2-1.5 m in length and has keeled dorsal scales. Diurnal and very dangerous.


AUTHORITY
(Smith, 1829)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The male is green
Colour: Green
Notes: The female is olive to light brown in colour
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Boomslang
Snake
Habitat
NOTES: Sometimes seen in the veld sunning itself on the top of a small shrub
HABITAT NAME: Veld
NOTES: Generally seen moving fairly rapidly through the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Toxicity
A very poisonous back-fanged snake with a slow-acting venom
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Bucephalus typus



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