Western green mamba

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The western green mamba (Dendroaspis viridis), also known as the West African green mamba or Hallowell's green mamba, is a long, thin, and highly venomous snake of the mamba genus, Dendroaspis. This species was first described in 1844.

The western green mamba is a fairly large and mainly arboreal species. They mainly eat rodents and other small mammals.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History), Volume III. London. p. 435.
  2. Dendroaspis viridis at the TIGR Reptile Database