GENUS: PYTHON

Species Midbody
scale
rows
Ventrals Paired
/Single
Sub-
Caudals
Total
Sub-
Caudals
Anal
Shield
Divided/
Entire
No of
Upper
Labials
No of
Upper
Labials
entering
the eye
No of
Pre-
Oculars
No of
Post-
Oculars
Lower
labials
Temporals
Python anchietae 57-61 253-267 P 46-57 E 14 0 15-18 15-18 15-16  
Python natalensis 78-95 261-291 P 63-84 E/D 12-15 0 8-13 8-13 17-20
variable

NOTE: ( ) = Rarely + = And / = Or * = Scales around the eye

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Copyright: Séan Thomas & Eugene Griessel - Dec 1999.