Original Description: A. Gunther in 'Annals and Magazine of Natural History' 1895; Vol. 15. Series 6. "Notice of Reptiles and Batrachians collected in the Eastern Half of Tropical Africa" (523-529).
GenBank: Thrasops jacksonii
Identification: A big black tree snake with a large dark eye and short head (Gunther,1895). Thrasops jacksonii is rear fanged and mildly venomous. It is a large, slim, black snake which is arboreal and looks like a black Boomslang (Dispholidus typus). Restricted to the extreme northwest of Zambia. (Broadley, 2003)