Family Pythonidae Fitzinger 1826 (python)

Reptilia - Squamata - Pythonidae

Alternative spelling: Pythoninae

Parent taxon: Henophidia according to N. Vidal and S. B. Hedges 2002

See also Cope 1871, Cope 1875, Kuhn 1946, Lee and Scanlon 2002, Longrich et al. 2012, Scanlon 2001, Scanlon and Mackness 2002 and Zittel 1890

Sister taxa: Bolyeriidae, Calabariidae, Coprophis, Helagras, Loxocemidae, Xenopeltidae

Subtaxa: Liasis Morelia Python

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Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Eritrea (2 collections), Ethiopia (1), Niger (2), Tanzania (3), Thailand (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (4), Ethiopia (1), Tanzania (2), Uganda (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Kenya (2), Uganda (3)

• Miocene of Australia (11), Chad (1), France (2), Germany (2), Kenya (4), Morocco (1), Namibia (4), Saudi Arabia (2), Thailand (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (2)

Total: 53 collections including 57 occurrences

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