Toxicodryas is a genus of rear-fanged venomous snakes in the family Colubridae.[1]

Toxicodryas vexator, Banalia, Tshopo Province, DR Congo.jpg
Toxicodryas vexator
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Colubrinae
Genus: Toxicodryas
Hallowell, 1857

Geographic rangeEdit

The genus Toxicodryas is endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa.[1]


Four species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Toxicodryas.


Further readingEdit

  • Hallowell E (1857). "Notice of a collection of Reptiles from the Gaboon country, West Africa, recently presented to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, by Dr. Henry A. Ford". Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 9: 48–72. (Toxicodryas, new genus, p. 60).