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REPTILES OF THE WORLD - Pythons of the World

Reticulated Python (or Regal Python)
Broghammerus reticulatus (was Python reticulatus)
or
Malayopython reticulatus (status of Genus Malayopython is uncertain)

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Distribution:- Found over most of South East Asia

Comments:- Usually grows to 3-6 metres (10 -20ft) however the largest reliable record was 8.7metres (28ft) making it the longest species of living reptile in the world.

A reticulated python that gave birth to six babies at Kentucky's Louisville Zoo in 2012 was confirmed to be the sole parent of the brood, according to a story on the National Geographic website. Thelma, an 11-year-old, 20 ft. long retic gave birth through a process known in scientific circles as parthenogenesis, whereby a female gives birth without a male ever present.

An excellent swimmer which has been found far out at sea.

"The name Malayopython wasn't validly published and is a junior synonym of Broghammerus" R. Hoser

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The above snakes have normal patterning

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Twinkie (above) is a 22ft (6.7 metres) 350lb ( 159kg) albino Reticulated Python making her the largest captive python in the world at the time this photo was taken in2011. Twinkie was on display at the Reptile Zoo in California until Mid 2014 - For more information about what may have caused Twinkies death CLICK HERE.

 

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Jay Brewer at the Reptile Zoo in California shows John Fowler a Reticulated Python Morph

 

 

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Reticulated python skull and skeleton photographs were taken at Australia Zoo Queensland

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Leucistic Reticulated python (above)

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The reticulated python (morph) above coils around her clutch of eggs. Pythons look after their eggs till they hatch, which stick together in a clump.
The reticulated python (morph) eggs below were removed from the mother and hatched in an incubator. When the eggs have started hatching holes were cut in the eggs to make it easier for the babies to get out of the eggs. However the snakes are resting, absorbing their egg sacs before leaving the eggs.

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Python reticulatus

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Python reticulatus Reticulated Python
Encyclopedia of Life
 

 


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