Python molurus — Indian Rock Python
Also known as:
Python molurus is proud to be the type species of the genus Python. The Burmese Python, now classified as Python bivittatus, was formerly considered to be a subspecies of P. molurus.
One of the workers at the tented camp in which we were staying discovered this young python beneath a mattress on the floor. My guide Udaya Chanaka carefully removed at least a dozen fat ticks from this snake before we made it pose for our photos. That seemed like a fair trade.
- de Silva, A., Ukuwela, K. 2017. A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of Sri Lanka