The Burmese Python
(Python molurus bivittatus
) is the largest subspecies of the Indian Python
and one of the 6 largest snakes
in the world, native to a large variation of tropic and subtropic areas of Southern
- and Southeast Asia
. They are often found near water and are sometimes semi-aquatic, but can also be found in trees. Wild individuals average long,M. A. Smith: Reptilia and Amphibia, Vol. III, Serpentes
. In: The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, including the whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region
. Tailor and Frances, Ltd., London 1943, p 102-109S. M. Campden-Main: A field guide to the snakes of South Vietnam
. City of Washington 1970, p 8-9.F. Wall: A popular treatise on the common Indian snakes – The Indian Python
. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 21, 1912, p 447–476; .
Burmese Pythons are dark-coloured snakes with many brown blotches bordered in black down the back. The perceived attractiveness of their skin pattern contributes to their popularity with both reptile keepers and the leather industry. The pattern is similar in colour, but different in actual pattern to the African Rock Python
), sometimes resulting in confusion of the two species outside of their natural habitats.
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