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Snakes (Serpentes)

   Genera


Antaresia
Australian Dwarf Pythons


Aspidites
Black-headed Python & Sand Python


Bothrochilus
White-lipped Pythons, etc.


Liasis
Water Pythons & Australian Olive Python


Malayopython
Malayan Pythons


Morelia
Carpet Pythons & allies


Python
Typical Pythons


Simalia
Scrub Pythons




Biodiversity of the family Pythonidae Bibliography of the family Pythonidae

Pythonidae
Pythons
Pythons     Pytoner




Contents:
  43 species of which 24 (55.8%) are endemic - 8 genera of which 1 (12.5%) is endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subfamily of Boidae (e.g., Stimson 1969; Smith, Smith & Sawin 1977; Goin, Goin & Zug 1978). The genus Calabaria was transferred to the family Boidae by Kluge (1993), however, some authors place this genus in a separate family, Calabariidae (e.g., Zheng & Wiens 2016).

Distribution:  Africa, S. Asia, Malay Archipelago, Australia.

Reported from:
Angola, Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.