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Higher TaxaPythonidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Sumatra Python
G: Buntpython 
SynonymPython curtus SCHLEGEL 1872
Aspidoboa curta — SAUVAGE 1884: 143
Python curtus — BOULENGER 1893: 89
Python curtus — DE ROOIJ 1917: 28
Python curtus curtus STULL 1935
Python curtus — TRUTNAU 1986
Python curtus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 427
Python curtus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 177
Aspidoboa curtus — HOSER 2004
Python curtus — SCHLEIP & O’SHEA 2010
Python curtus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 619 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra, Bangka),
Thailand (incl. Phuket), W Malaysia,
Singapore; Vietnam

Type locality: Sumatra, Indonesia  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: RMNH 3782 
Diagnosis 
CommentThe subspecies brongersmai and breitensteini have been elevated to species status. Not listed for Thailand by DAVID et al. (2004). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet curtus (Latin) means short or incomplete, possibly referring to the short overall body length. 
References
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  • Auliya, M. & F. Abel 1999. Neue Erkenntnisse zu Python curtus (Taxonomie, Autökologie, Biologie und Schutz). Herpetofauna 21 (120): 25-34 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Das, I. 2012. A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of South-East Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali. Oxford J, ohn Beaufoy Publishing - get paper here
  • DAVID, Patrick; MEREL J. COX, OLIVIER S. G. PAUWELS, LAWAN CHANHOME AND KUMTHORN THIRAKHUPT 2004. Book Review - When a bookreview is not sufficient to say all: an in-depth analysis of a recent book on the snakes of Thailand, with an updated checklist of the snakes of the Kingdom. The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 4(1): 47-80 - get paper here
  • David,P. & Vogel, G. 1996. The snakes of Sumatra. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S. - get paper here
  • DeNardo, D.F. & K. Autumn 2001. Effect of Male Presence on Reproductive Activity in Captive Female Blood Pythons, Python curtus Copeia 2001 (4): 1138-1141. - get paper here
  • Even, Eddy 1997. Blood pythons, Python curtus; subspecies, care and breeding. Litteratura Serpentium 17 (6): 116-124 - get paper here
  • Gower, D.; Garrett, K. & Stafford, P. 2012. Snakes. Firefly Books, Buffalo, NY,<br />144 p..
  • Hulsker, L.C. 1990. Some experiences with the Short-tailed python, Python curtus. Litteratura Serpentium 10 (3): 117-121 - get paper here
  • Kirschner, A. 1997. Anmerkungen zu Python curtus curtus. Elaphe 5 (2): 11-12
  • Kluge, Arnold G. 1993. Aspidites and the phylogeny of Pythonine snakes. Rec. Austral. Mus. (Supplement 19): 1-77 - get paper here
  • Kopstein, F. 1938. Ein Beitrag zur Eierkunde und zur Fortpflanzung der Malaiischen Reptilien. Bull. Raffles Mus. No 14: 81-167
  • Lang, R. de 1984. Python curtus, difficult in feeding? Litteratura Serpentium 4 (1): 4-5 - get paper here
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Opferman, R. 1987. Observations on the maintenance and reproduction of Python curtus. Litteratura Serpentium 7 (3): 104-113 - get paper here
  • Pauwels,O.S.G. et al. 2000. Herpetological investigations in Phang-Nga Province, southern Peninsular Thailand, with a list of reptile species and notes on their biology. Dumerilia 4 (2): 123-154 - get paper here
  • Preißler, D. 2004. Alles über Schlangen. Draco 5 (17): 4-21 - get paper here
  • Sauvage, H.-E. 1884. Sur quelques Reptiles de la collection du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle. Bull. Soc. Philom. Paris (7) 8: 142-146 - get paper here
  • Schlegel,H. 1872. De direntium van het Koninklijk zoologisch Genootschap Natura Artis Magistra te Amsterdam, Reptilia. Amsterdam, 64 pp. [54] - get paper here
  • Schleip, Wulf D & O’Shea, M. 2010. Annotated checklist of the recent and extinct pythons (Serpentes, Pythonidae), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy, and distribution. ZooKeys 66 (2010) : 29-79 - get paper here
  • Stafford, P.J. 1982. Literature: Further observations of the Blood python (Python curtus) in captivity including an effective method of induced feeding. Litteratura Serpentium 3 (5): 259-260 - get paper here
  • Stull, O.G. 1938. Three New Subspecies of the Family Boidae. Occ. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 8: 297-300. - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1965. The serpents of Thailand and adjacent waters. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 45 (9): 609-1096 - get paper here
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - get paper here
  • Trutnau,L. 1986. Einige vorläufige Bemerkungen zur Herpetofauna der südthailändischen Insel Phuket. Herpetofauna 8 (43): 17-27 - get paper here
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