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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In this species’ wide geographic range, much variation of size, colour, and markings commonly occurs. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. The proposed subspecies “dalegibbonsi””euanedwardsi””haydnmacphiei””neilsonnemani””patrickcouperi”and “stuartbigmorei” [3] [43] have not found general acceptance.

Giant snakes of Bygone Days. Natur und Tier Verlag, 64 pp.

Reticulated python (Broghammerus reticulatus) on the Shores of Singapore

On the Occurrence of Malayopython reticulatus Schneider, Squamata: Negative The reticulated python is able to ingest a large mass of food in one instance which makes it a danger to mammals and primates. Like all pythons, they are nonvenomous constrictors.

Herpetological Natural History 4 1: The original description does not include a type locality. Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

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This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or brohgammerus it. A black line also extends from the snout, over the crown, to the neck and two other black lines extending from the eye to the base of the jaw.

Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 81 []: Ergebnisse der Jahre broghammerrus It is mainly nocturnal. Cambodian Journal of Natural History 1: The Snakes of Sulawesi. Because of these issues, a journal article concluded that “Colossus was neither the longest snake nor the heaviest snake ever maintained in captivity.


Although uncommon, parthenogenesis has been documented in captive pythons.

Reticulated python

Taylor and Francis, London. There are reports of fossil snakes that may actually exceed the Reticulated Python Broghammerus reticulatus as being the world’s longest snake ever. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra Indonesiawith the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Most pythons will travel substantial distances to find an area favorable for reproductive success. This allows the reticulatux to detect prey and predators without necessarily seeing them.

The home range of the reticulated python is not known. However, in a month-old infant was found dead in his crib after a pet reticulated python had escaped its containment. Although their interactivity and beauty draws much attention, some feel they are unpredictable.

Broghammrrus regulation of digestive performance in the genus Python. Hence all claims for the world’s longest snake allegedly exceeding 30 feet, including alleged news clips, must be treated as false. Digital near-infrared photography as a tool in forensic snake skin identification. New York Times The reticulated python male uses vibrations to signal his mating status to the female, who will choose whether to mate or not.

Reticulated Python, Broghammerus reticulatus, longest snake in the world.

Like all snakes, Python reticulatus is virtually deaf to airborne noises and is visually restricted due to immovable eyelids. Accessed December 31, at https: Farb und Zeichnungsvarianten des Netzpythons Python reticulatus.

In contrast, wild reticulated pythons may have difficulty finding proper food sources and environmental protection which may explain why a wild reticulated python’s lifespan is shorter than those in captivity.


Large adults can be dangerous to humans. Some reticulated pythons have been introduced in southern Florida, a direct result of the negative effects of pet importation. Factors affecting Sarcocystis infection of rats on small tropical islands. Herpetological Review 44 1: They have heat-sensing pits on their upper lips to detect endothermic prey which they then kill by constriction.

This image was originally posted to Flickr by berniedup at https: The land snakes of the Santubong Peninsula, Sarawak, Borneo: Reticulated pythons on Singapore shores. The obvious link being over-large size.

Willson and Dorcas, Primary Diet carnivore eats terrestrial vertebrates Animal Foods birds mammals reptiles Predation Predation on reticulated pythons by other organisms is nearly nonexistent because of its large size.

It is illegal to use tongs to handle Reticulated Pythons Broghammerus reticulatus in most jurisdictions. Reticulated pythons hunt small rodents near farmlands which farmers encourage because it helps reduce rodents interacting with crops.

The hide was sent to a laboratory to be tanned reticulatsu, but it was either lost or destroyed, and now only the skull and selected vertebrae and ribs remain in the museum’s collection. Retrieved 17 June Palearctic living in the northern part of the Old World. The diversity of a snake community in a karst forest ecosystem in the central Truong Son, Vietnam, with an identification key.

A genus broghamjerus pythonine snakes, of large to gigantic size adult total length reportedly to 10 m. Toward a Tree-of-Life for the boas and pythons:

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