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Papuan Python

Papuan python is a heavily built python species belonging to the monotypic genus Apodora, occurring in New Guinea. The species is mainly terrestrial and generally nocturnal. 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 Apodora
    Scientific Name Apodora papuana


    Other Names Irian Python
    Length More than 5 m
    Weight Around 22.5 kg
    Color Olive to black to mustard yellow with lighter sides and underside
    Distribution New Guinea
    Habitat Lowland monsoon forest, savannah-woodland, savannah
    Diet Small mammals, other snakes
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 10 to 20 eggs
    Incubation Period 82 to 93 days in captivity

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

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