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Bismarck Ringed Python

Bismarck ringed python is a species of nonvenomous snake occurring on the islands of the Bismarck Archipelago. The species is nocturnal and fossorial. At present, there are no recognized subspecies of this species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Pythonidae
    Genus Bothrochilus
    Scientific Name Bothrochilus boa

    Length 152–183 cm (4.99–6 ft)
    Color A shade of brown with black rings or uniform blackish brown; generally a light spot at the back of the eye; highly iridescent scales
    Distribution Islands of Bismarck Archipelago
    Habitat Rain forests
    Diet Mainly small rodents
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 12 eggs
    Average Lifespan Can live more than 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 20th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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