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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) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Anchieta's Dwarf Python, Angolan Python
G: Angola-Python 
SynonymPython anchietae BOCAGE 1887: 87
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) 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after José de Anchieta (9 Oct 1832 -14 Sep 1897), Portugese explorer of Africa. 
References
  • 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 1888. Sur un Python nouveau d’Afrique. Jorn. Sci. math. phys. nat., Lisboa ? ?: 87-88
  • Bocage, J.V.B. du 1887. Melanges erpetologiques. I. Reptiles et Batraciens du Congo. II. Reptiles de Dahomey. III. Reptiles de l’Ile du Prince. IV. Reptiles et Batraciens de Quissange (Benguella) envoyés par M. J. d’Anchieta. Jorn. Sci. math. phys. nat., Lisboa, 11: 177-211
  • 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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