A household (Pythonidae) of the scaly reptiles order of the vertebrate reptile class, which belongs to the boas division of the snakes suborder. They’re the Outdated World counterparts of boas residing within the New World. Boas and pythons are the closest kinfolk of the snake’s ancestors in the present day. The pythonidae have seven genera, nearly all of that are unfold in temperate areas from Africa to Australia. True pythons of the genus Python are the most important species of the household. They’re normally plain brown and yellow in shade. (African python) are (ball python) and (Angolan python) that curl right into a ball when disturbed. Another species reside within the area stretching from India to China and within the East Indies. The biggest one (caged python) reaches 10 m in size. It lives in Burma, the Philippine islands and Timor.
Though it’s fairly massive, it’s not sturdy sufficient to guard itself in opposition to numerous risks of nature. There are lots of totally different breeds from true pythons within the East Indies and Australia. All the rock pythons that fall beneath the genus liasis are discovered on the islands between Australia and Asia. The biggest of those is amethyst (rock python). Its size reaches 6 m. The armor on the top of the rock pythons is bigger than the true pythons and is extra correctly organized. Their pores and skin is olive inexperienced on high and yellow on the underside. Patterns in actual pythons aren’t present in them. One other smaller group are the pythons of the genus Aspidites (voma), which reside in Australia.