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Snakes (Serpentes)

   Genera


Antaresia
Australian Dwarf Pythons


Aspidites
Shield-headed Pythons


Bothrochilus
White-lipped Pythons, etc.


Liasis
Water Pythons and Australian Olive Python


Malayopython
Malayan Pythons


Morelia
Carpet Pythons and allies


Nictophylopython
Oenpelli Rock Python


Python
Typical Pythons


Simalia
Scrub Pythons




Biodiversity of the family Pythonidae Bibliography of the family Pythonidae

Pythonidae

Pythons
Pythons     Pytoner




Contents: (as of 15th June, 2021)  Endemicity:
9 genera of which 2 (22.2%) are endemic  0% 100%
44 species of which 25 (56.8%) are endemic  0% 100%

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.