- The black mamba ( " Dendroaspis polylepis " ) is a diurnal ambush predator.
- A species of venomous snake, " Dendroaspis jamesoni ", is named in honor of Robert Jameson.
- The BBC used : File : Dendroaspis polylepis head . jpg in their slideshow on the world's deadliest creatures.
- The Jameson's mamba ( " Dendroaspis jamesoni " ) is known to be quite aggressive and defensive.
- Thus, " Dendroaspis " literally means " tree asp ", reflecting the arboreal nature of most of the species within the genus.
- Some snake venoms carry fasciculins, like the mambas ( " Dendroaspis " ), which inhibit cholinesterase to make the prey lose muscle control.
- Slowinski " et al . " ( 1997 ) pointed out that the relationships of the African genus " Dendroaspis " are problematical.
- The Eastern green mamba ( " Dendroaspis angusticeps " ) has an average venom yield per bite of 80 mg according to Engelmann and Obst ( 1981 ).
- In fact, in several aspects of morphology, ecology and behaviour, the coastal taipan is strongly convergent with the black mamba ( " Dendroaspis polylepis " ).
- "' Jameson's mamba "'( " Dendroaspis jamesoni " ) is species of a quick, highly arboreal and highly venomous snake of the endemic to Africa.