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Timor Python

Timor python is a fairly long, relatively thin python species occurring in Southeast Asia. Like all pythons, it is a non-venomous constrictor. The species is nocturnal, crepuscular and fast moving. Currently, there are no recognized subspecies of this species. Like other python species, it possesses a series of heat-sensing pits located between the nostril and the mouth used to search warm-blooded prey in complete darkness. It is regarded as the most nervous of all pythons.

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

    Length 5 to 8 ft
    Weight Up to 9 kg
    Color Greenish brown with pattern of dark brown from the head to about middle of the body after which the pattern disappears becoming complete brown
    Distribution Southeastern Islands of Indonesia
    Habitat Open forests, grasslands
    Diet Small reptiles, birds, rats, mice
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 5 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 2 months
    Reproductive Age 4 years of age
    Average Lifespan More than 20 years

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    Published on January 5th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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