Animalia > Chordata > Reptilia > Squamata > Colubridae > Dasypeltis > Dasypeltis atra

Dasypeltis atra (African Egg-eating Snake)

Synonyms: Dasypeltis scabra var. atra


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Albertine Rift montane forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi,Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
East African montane forests Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Victoria Basin forest-savanna mosaic Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Impenetrable (Bwindi) Forest Reserve National Park II 81404 Uganda  
Kibale National Park II 196202 Uganda

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium


N/E/S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Uganda, Kenya, S Sudan, Ethiopia, N Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi. Terra typica: Virgin forest behind boundary mountains on northwest shore of Lake Tanganyika, Zaire.;



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