Python reticulatus, also known as the (Asiatic) reticulated python, is a species of python found in Southeast Asia. Adults can grow to m ( ft) in length but. Large snakes which can grow to almost 10 m, making them one of the largest snakes in the world. They are yellow or brown with rhomboidal dark markings. Python reticulatus is native to southeastern Asia and western Bangladesh to south eastern Vietnam and on the Indo-Pacific islands west of New Guinea.

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Herpetological Review 44 1: Selayar Island, Indonesia jampeanus: Retrieved 28 March Although it’s not common, attacks on humans from reticulated pythons are prevalent where humans are forest-dwelling or live hunter-gatherer lifestyles.

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The hide was sent to a laboratory to be tannedbut it was either lost or destroyed, and now only the skull and selected vertebrae and ribs remain in the museum’s collection. Their natural diet includes mammals and occasionally birds. There are reports of Reticulated Pythons Broghammerus reticulatus killing people.

It is said to eat nearly anything it can catch from mice, rats to deer and pigs. A way of distinguishing Python reticulatus from similar species is to examine the upper jaw near the front of the snout. Archived from the original PDF on Dorling Kindersley Publishing DK.


The reticulated python Python reticulatus [1] is retlculatus species of python found in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 1: Snakes of West Malaysia and Singapore. Python reticulatus Reticulated Python. Geographical location is a good key to establishing the subspecies, as each one has a distinct geographical range. Reptiles of Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand: The breeding season for the reticulated python is said to be concentrated in the months of February and March.

The reticulated python uses its large size to constrict it’s prey and then fully ingest the prey itself. The land snakes of the Santubong Peninsula, Sarawak, Borneo: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

An annotated checklist of the herpetofauna of Ulu Endau, Johore, Malaysia. Broghamemrus Taxonomic Information System. Metabolic and intestinal responses to feeding for rfticulatus genus Python. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Check List 7 2: Nearctic living in the Nearctic biogeographic province, the northern part of the New World. OpenStreetMap – Google Earth.

There are reports of fossil snakes that may actually exceed the Reticulated Python Broghammerus reticulatus as being the world’s longest snake ever. A revised checklist of the herpetofauna of the Talaud archipelago, Indonesia, with a discussion about its biogeographic affinities. Hamiguitan in the Philippines.

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Bothrochilus albertisii Rfticulatus biakensis Bothrochilus boa Bothrochilus fredparkeri Bothrochilus huonensis Bothrochilus meridionalis Bothrochilus montanus. Herpetology papers website at: However, on average the reticulated python lives longer in captivity because its environment and food sources are well maintained in a controlled area.


Other links of interest: Mullin and Seigel, Key Reproductive Features seasonal breeding parthenogenic sexual fertilization oviparous sperm-storing delayed fertilization Breeding interval Every years Breeding season February-March Range number of offspring 8 to Average number of offspring Range gestation period 60 to 90 days Average gestation reticulatue 70 days Range time to independence 0 to 2 minutes Average time to independence 0 minutes Range age at sexual or reproductive maturity female 3.

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Malayan Nature Journal 41 These snakes exhibit indeterminate growth. They can make good captives, but keepers should have previous experience with such large constrictors to ensure safety to both animal and keeper.

Reticulated python

Hunter—gatherers and other primates as prey, predators, and competitors of snakes. Generally this species has shown that females grow much larger than males in respect to size and weight.

The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Formerly known as Python reticulatus. There are several recognized subspecies of Reticulated Pythons Broghammerus reticulatus.