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Encyclopedia > Python (snake)
Python

Python regius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Subclass: Lepidosauria
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Ophidia
Family: Boidae
Subfamily: Pythonidae
Genus: Python
Species

Python anchietae
Python breitensteini
Python brongersmai
Python molurus
Python regius
Python reticulatus
Python sebae
Python timoriensis Scientific classification or biological classification refers to how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Bilateria Acoelomorpha Orthonectida Rhombozoa ? Myxozoa Superphylum Deuterostomia     Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders  Crocodilia - Crocodilians scary crocodiles. ... Orders Sphenodontia Squamata Eosuchia Conservation status: Fossil The Lepidosauria are a subclass of reptiles comprising the orders : Squamata Sphenodontia or Rhynchocephalia Eosuchia Conservation status: Fossil Lepidosaurians are the most successful of modern reptiles. ... Suborders Amphisbaenia - Worm lizards Sauria- Lizards Serpentes - Snakes Squamata (scaled reptiles) is the largest recent order of reptiles. ... Families Acrochordidae Aniliidae Anomalepididae Anomochilidae Atractaspididae Boidae Bolyeriidae Colubridae Cylindrophiidae Elapidae Hydrophiidae Leptotyphlopidae Loxocemidae Pythonidae Tropidophiidae Typhlopidae Uropeltidae Viperidae Xenopeltidae Snakes are cold blooded legless reptiles closely related to lizards, which share the order Squamata. ... For other uses, see Boa (disambiguation). ... Genera 7, see text. ... Trinomial name Python molurus bittivatus Kuhl, 1820 The Burmese python (Python molurus bittivatus) is a very large python native to southern Asia, and common in the US pet trade. ... The Ball Python (Python regius), also known as the Royal Python, is a ground dwelling snake native to Africa. ... Binomial name Python reticulatus With a maximum recorded length of over 10 metres, the Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus) is the longest extant snake species. ...

Python is the common name for the Boidae Family of nonvenomous constricting snakes—specifically the subfamily Pythonidae. It is also the scientific name for a specific genus of snakes of the family Pythonidae. Pythons live in India, the East Indies, Africa, and Australia. For other uses, see Boa (disambiguation). ... Scientific classification or biological classification refers to how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... This article is about the toxin. ... Genera 7, see text. ... See genus (mathematics) for the use of the term in mathematics. ... The Republic of India is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of more than one billion, and is the seventh largest country by geographical area. ... The Indies, on the display globe of the Field Museum, Chicago The Indies or East Indies (or East India) is a term used to describe lands of South and South-East Asia, occupying all of the former British India, the present Indian Union, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ... Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ...


Generally pythons range in size from 4.5 to 6 metres (15 to 20 feet) in length. They are among the longest species of snake in the world; the Reticulated Python can reach lengths of up to 10 metres (35 feet) and is the longest. metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... Binomial name Python reticulatus With a maximum recorded length of over 10 metres, the Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus) is the longest extant snake species. ...


Pythons are constrictors, and feed on birds and small mammals, killing them by literally squeezing them to death. They coil themselves up around their prey, tighten, but merely squeeze hard enough to stop the prey's breathing and/or blood circulation. Large pythons usually would eat something about the size of a house cat, but 100 pound wild boar are eaten as well. They swallow their prey whole, and take several days to fully digest it. Despite their intimidating size and muscular power, they are generally not dangerous to humans. While a large adult python could kill a human being (most likely by strangling rather than actual crushing), humans are outside the normal size range for prey. Reports of python attacks on humans are extremely rare. Despite this, pythons have been aggressively hunted, driving some species (like the Indian Python) to the brink of extinction. Orders Many - see section below. ... Binomial name Sus scrofa Linnaeus, 1758 The Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) is the wild ancestor of the domesticated pig. ... Asphyxia is a condition of severely deficient supply of oxygen to the body. ... In biology and ecology, extinction is the ceasing of existence of a species or group of species. ...


Pythons live in the dense underbrush of rugged tropical rainforest regions. They are excellent climbers; some species, like the Green Tree Python, are arboreal. Like all snakes, they are also capable swimmers. Their natural range is Africa, Southeast Asia, Australia, and nearby islands in the Pacific Ocean. A rainforest is a forested biome with high annual rainfall. ... The Green Tree Python is a species of tree-dwelling python native to New Guinea, various islands in Indonesia, and the northern tip of Western Australia (Cape York Peninsula). ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ... The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, peaceful sea, bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan) is the worlds largest body of water. ...


Pythons hatch from eggs, like most snakes. Depending on the snake, the number of eggs in the nest varies greatly, from several eggs to over one-hundred. While very unusual for snakes, the Indian python incubates her eggs by shivering, thereby raising their temperature to help them hatch quicker.


Some species exhibit vestigial bones of the pelvis and rear legs, which are externally apparent in the form of a pair of anal spurs on each side of the cloaca. These spurs are larger in males than females, and are used by the male to stimulate the female during copulation. Anal spurs are a pair of tiny claws found on each side of the vent of pythons, boas, and other primitive snakes. ... In zoological anatomy, a cloaca is the posterior opening that serves as the only such opening for the intestinal, urinary, and genital tracts of certain animal species. ...


Pythons

The Ball Python (Python regius), also known as the Royal Python, is a ground dwelling snake native to Africa. ... Trinomial name Python molurus bittivatus Kuhl, 1820 The Burmese python (Python molurus bittivatus) is a very large python native to southern Asia, and common in the US pet trade. ... The Green Tree Python is a species of tree-dwelling python native to New Guinea, various islands in Indonesia, and the northern tip of Western Australia (Cape York Peninsula). ... Binomial name Python reticulatus With a maximum recorded length of over 10 metres, the Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus) is the longest extant snake species. ...

See also

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Python (snake) - MSN Encarta (251 words)
Pythons are large and muscular, and kill their prey by squeezing, or constricting, until it suffocates.
The reticulated python of south-eastern Asia is among the largest snakes, reaching a length of 10 m (33 ft).
The reticulated python is classified as Python reticulatus, the Indian python as Python molurus, the African rock python as Python sebae, and the ball python as Python regius.
Python (snake) - MSN Encarta (1267 words)
Pythons are primitive snakes that, like their close relatives the boas, still show signs of lizard ancestry.
Many of the bones in a python's skull are loosely attached with ligaments or skin, allowing the snake to stretch and expand the shape of its head and jaws to aid in swallowing large prey.
Other well-known pythons are the 6.7-m (22-ft) Indian python, a favorite of snake handlers; a subspecies of the Indian python, the Burmese python, which can reach similar size; the 9.8-m (32-ft) African rock python; and the 1.5-m (5-ft) ball, or royal, python of equatorial Africa, which coils into a ball when molested.
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