Genus: Python (pythons)

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Two of the three species of  Python native to Africa occur in southern Africa, namely Python anchietae (Anchieta's Dwarf Python) and Python natalensis (South African python).  The remaining 51 species in the genus are found in Asia and Australasia.

Species native to southern Africa

Python anchietae (Anchieta's dwarf python, Angola dwarf python)

Rare species that is closely related to the Royal python.

 

Python natalensis (South African python, Natal rock python)

The South African python is the largest snake in Africa.

Python natalensis (South African python, Natal rock python)
 

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