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Range DescriptionThis species is reputed to extend from Egypt to South Africa, with isolated populations southwestern parts of the Arabian Peninsula. However, more work is needed in order to clarify the complex taxonomy and distribution patterns within the entire genus and recent research has concluded that, contrary to previous belief, this species does not reach West Africa (Trape and Man 2006). It is likely some of the occurrences attributed to this species are that of the newly described species Dasypeltis sahelensis (P. Geniez and P-A. Crochet pers. comms. 2010).