Taxon profile


Ball Python
Python regius (Shaw, 1802)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Squamata - lizards and snakes »  family Boidae - boas and pythons »  genus Python - pythons

Scientific synonyms

Boa regia Shaw, 1802
Cenchris regia Gray, 1831
Enygrus regius Wagler, 1830
Hortulia regia Gray, 1849
Python bellii Gray, 1842
Shereenhoserus regia
Shireenhoserus regia
Shireenhoserus regius Hoser, 2004

Other names

= Royal Python

IUCN category:Least Concern


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Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, SW Niger (near the border of Benin), Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, N Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Mali, Uganda, Sudan

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