Python anchietae

(Bocage, 1887)

Vernacular names
English : Angolan python
French : Python d’Angola

Classification
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Pythonidae
Notes : No subspecies known.

Identification
Adults can grow to 1.80 meters in length. Head slightly triangular with blunt snout. Ground coloration beige-brown to chocolate brown or even blackish-brown. Presence of irregular light beige to yellow blotches with broad black edges.

Range and habitat
The species occurs in south-western Africa, from south Angola to central Namibia mostly near the Great Escarpment. Lives in rocky outcrops in montane areas, scrubland, from 750 to 1600 meters.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species has a large range and occurs in many remote and unpopulated areas, including protected parks. Overcollection for trade occurs locally.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation

 

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