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Psammophis angolensis (Dwarf Sand Snake)

Synonyms: Ablabes homeyeri; Amphiophis angolense; Amphiophis angolensis

Wikipedia Abstract

Psammophis angolensis, sometimes known as the dwarf sand snake, is a species of snake in the family Lamprophiidae reaching a maximum length of 50 cm, but averaging 30 cm. The snake actively forages for lizards and frogs. The species is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, ranging from Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, through Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, westwards to Angola and southwards through Zimbabwe to South Africa.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Etosha National Park II 5699141 Namibia  
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve   Mpumalanga, South Africa  
Namib-Naukluft National Park II 12585619 Namibia  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No

Prey / Diet

Eremomela icteropygialis (Yellow-bellied Eremomela)[1]
Phrynobatrachus mababiensis (Mababe River Frog)[1]
Steatomys pratensis (fat mouse)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap



Zimbabwe, N Botswana, NE Republic of South Africa, S/C Mozambique, NE Namibia, S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Malawi, Ethiopia (relict population); elevation 0-1500 m. Terra typica: Pungo Andongo [Angola; Ablabes Ho;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1The Serengeti food web: empirical quantification and analysis of topological changes under increasing human impact, Sara N. de Visser, Bernd P. Freymann and Han Olff, Journal of Animal Ecology 2011, 80, 484–494
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License