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Python anchietae

(Python anchietae)

Description

Python anchietae (Common names: Angolan python, Anchieta's dwarf python.) is a nonvenomous python species endemic to southern Africa. According to Broadley (1990), this species is most closely related to the royal python, P. regius, of western Africa, and no subspecies are currently recognized. It is named after the Portuguese naturalist and explorer José Alberto de Oliveira Anchieta.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Pythonidae
Genus:Python
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