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REPTILES OF THE WORLD - PYTHONS

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A Selection of Vipers ELAPIDS OF THE WORLD  
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BLOOD PYTHONS
or
Short Tailed Pythons

(Status of these pythons is uncertain)

by John Fowler & Rachel Barnes



Short Tailed Python or Sumatran Red Blood Python
Python curtus (was Python curtus curtus)

Distribution:- Western Sumatra



Red Blood Python or Malaysian Blood Python
Python brongersmai (was Python curtus brongersmai)

Distribution:- Malay Peninsular (West Malaysia), Thailand, Sumatra , Bangka Island Lingga islands, Riau, and Pinang and other islands in the Straits of Malacca.

Comments:- Python brongersmai Normally grows up to approximately 2 metres (6ft) but is a very bulky snake - some sources report lengths up to 3 metres (10ft)


Borneo Short-tailed Python
Python breitensteini (was Python curtus breitensteini)
Distribution:- Borneo (Malaysia)
Pygmy Short-Tailed Python or Myanmar Python
Python kyaiktiyo (split from Python curtus brongersmai)

Distribution:- BURMA (Myanma)

Comments:- New species described in 2011 split from Python brongersmai

 

Photos below represent a selection of species in this group. If you know which species each photo is please contact me at rajohn1@adam.com.au

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