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Boelen’s Python

Boelen’s python is a python species found in New Guinea. The species live at an elevation between 6,200 and 8,000 ft above sea level. There are no recognized subspecies of this species. 

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

    Other Names Black Python
    Length Up to 3 m
    Weight 75 to 125 lbs
    Color Dark bluish-black or purplish-black upperside with white to pale yellow front portion of the underside, the white extends up the sides as a series of streaks; whitish labial scales
    Distribution Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
    Habitat Forested montane regions
    Diet Mammals, lizards, birds
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 10 to 20 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 70 days
    Reproductive Age Males: Around 3 years of age
    Females: Around 5 years of age
    Average Lifespan 15 years or more

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    Published on January 12th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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