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Angolan Python

Angolan python is a nonvenomous snake found only in southern Africa. The species is terrestrial and nocturnal. Currently, there are no recognized subspecies of this species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Pythonidae
    Genus Python
    Scientific Name Python anchietae

    Length Up to 183 cm (6 ft)
    Color Reddish-brown to brown to black ground color covered with non-uniform white or cream bands and spots
    Distribution Southern Angola, Northern Namibia
    Habitat Rocky outcrops, areas with scattered rocks in open brush or grassland
    Diet Small mammals, birds
    Predators Juveniles fall prey to birds of prey, small mammals
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 4 to 5 eggs
    Incubation Period 72 to 75 days
    Average Lifespan More than 30 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 20th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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