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Burmese Python
Python bivittatus
(was
Python molurus bivittatus)

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Distribution:- Eastern India, Nepal and Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, the northern part of the Malay Peninsula, Vietnam, Southern China and Hainan. Java, Sulawesi and the Lesser Sunda Islands of Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa.

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.

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.

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(Note:-Python molurus bivittatus was Python molurus bivittatus)

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