As implied by the name, it lives in West Africa.
Although only 10 to 15 mg is deadly to a human adult, its bite delivers about 100—120 mg of venom on average, but as much as 400 mg of venom can be delivered in a single bite.
The males have to fight for the affection of the females.
A species-level phylogeny of extant snakes with description of a new colubrid subfamily and genus.
Scalation There are 23-25 rows of smooth at midbody rarely 21 rows , 248-281 and 109-132 paired.
The structure of these mounds is very complex and elaborate.
Their ability to move quickly makes them more dangerous.
This is an extremely venomous, aggressive, rapidly moving scrub and tree dwelling snake from central, eastern and southern Africa.