Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Pythonidae

Photo credit: Marcus Chua
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum/Division:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Pythonidae

Description

This family consists of large, non-venomous snakes with muscular bodies and heat-sensing pits on the upper lips. These pits allow the python to detect warm-blooded prey which it kills by constriction. There is only one surviving member of this family in Singapore, the Reticulated python.



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