Swaziland's Reptiles Database

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Python natalensis   
(Southern African Python)
(SiSwati: inhlatfu)
Venomous


Swaziland Red Data Status: Vulnerable
Southern African Red Data Status: Vulnerable
International Red Data Status: Not listed

Description:

Key Features: large, conspicuous snake

Comments: Occurs in the middleveld, lowveld and Lubombo regions, absent from the highveld region. A few unsubstantiated sightings in the highveld have been reported but these have been restricted to the deeper, warmer, larger river valleys.

Habitats:  
Riverine forest
Valley bushveld


Distribution
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Distribution Data Sources:
SNTC Swaziland Biodiversity Baseline Data
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (data accessed in 2016) http://www.gbif.org/
Project Noah www.projectnoah.org/ UCT ADU Virtual Museum (ReptileMap) vmus.adu.org.za/
HerpMapper. 2017. HerpMapper - A Global Herp Atlas and Data Hub. Iowa, U.S.A. Available http://www.herpmapper.org. (Accessed: 21-01-2017).
Miscellaneous other sources.