Zoological name: The zoological name of Indian python is
Python molurus. There are two races: P. m. molurus and P. m.
Distribution: They are distributed in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal and Indo-China.
Habitat: Indian pythons found in dense and open forests with rocky outcrops.
Physical feature: The massively built python may reach up to 5.85 m and weigh 90.7 kg or more. The adult may be greyish, whitish or yellowish. A dark streak running from eye to nostril is present in young. The other salient features include flattened head, long snout, large nostrils, small eyes, iris flecked with gold, short and prehensile tail and rudimentary hind limbs as curved claw-like processes on either side of anus. A distinct dark and oblique band runs from eye to gape.