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Python anchietae BOCAGE, 1887

IUCN Red List - Python anchietae - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaPythonidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Anchieta's Dwarf Python, Angolan Python
G: Angola-Python 
SynonymPython anchietae BOCAGE 1887
Python anchietae — BOULENGER 1893: 88
Python anchietae — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 176
Shireenhoserus anchietae — HOSER 2004
Python anchietae — SCHLEIP & O’SHEA 2010 
DistributionS Angola, N Namibia

Type locality: Catumbela, near Lobito, Angola. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesSyntypes: MBL = Museu Bocage, Lisbon T.89-1206 and T.89-1207 (destroyed fide KLUGE 1993) 
EtymologyNamed after José de Anchieta (9 Oct 1832 -14 Sep 1897), Portugese explorer of Africa. 
  • Barker, David G. and Tracy M. Barker 1996. The maintenance and reproduction of the Dwarf Python of Angola and Namibia. Vivarium 7 (1): 30-34
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek), 18 (2): 117-145.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA
  • Bocage, J.V.B. de 1887. Mélanges herpétologiques. IV. Reptiles du dernier voyage de MM. Capello et Ivens à travers l'Afrique. Jorn. Sci. math. phys. nat., Lisboa, 11 (44): 201-208
  • Borer, M. 2008. Python anchietae - Haltung und Zucht des Angolapythons. Reptilia (Münster) 13 (71): 63-66 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Hoser, R. 2004. A reclassification of the pythoninae including the descriptions of two new genera, two new species and nine new subspecies. Part II. Crocodilian 4 (4) (June 2004): 21-40 - get paper here
  • JAUCH, H. 2009. Captive propagation of Python anchietae in Namibia. Afr. Herp News (48): 8-14
  • Kirschner, A. & Seufer, H. 1999. Der Königspython. Kirschner und Seufer Verlag, Keltern-Weiler, 102 pp. - get paper here
  • Logan, T. 1973. A Note On Attempted Breeding In Captive Python Anchietae. Jour. Herp. Ass. Afr. (10): 8-8 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Schleip, Wulf D & O’Shea, M. 2010. Annotated checklist of the recent and extinct pythons (Serpentes, Pythonidae), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy, and distribution. ZooKeys 66 (2010) : 29-79 - get paper here
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