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BURMESE ROCK PYTHON
Python bivittatus
bivittatus
(was Python molurus bivittatus)

and the

Dwarf Burmese Rock Python
Python bivittatus progschai
 
(was Python molurus progschai)

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Distribution:- Nepal, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China (including Hong Kong), Indonesia (Java, Bali, Sulawesi).

Burmese Pythons Python bivittatus have established themselves in large numbers in Southern Florida USA - however cold Winters have been wiping out significant numbers and have kept the population which was expanding rapidly in check.

The Dwarf Burmese Rock Python Python bivittatus progschai occurs in Sulawesi (Indonesia).


Comments:- Usually grows to around 12 ft (3.5 metres) with the largest reliable measurement being 15ft 10 inches(5.74 metres). Those from Sulawesi, Bali and Sumbawa are a dwarf form usually growing to about 2-2.5 metres(6-8 ft.)

The Indian Python Python molurus is usually lighter colour than the Burmese Python.

Burmese Python Python bivittatus
Burmese Python Python bivittatus photographed at Porton Garden Aquatic & Pets, UK

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Granite Burmese Python Python bivittatus (Morph)


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John Fowler with an Albino Burmese Python Python bivittatus at The House of Reptiles Jacksonville, Florida

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