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Pythons: Pythonidae

Conservation Status

According to the World Conservation Union (IUCN), Ramsey's python of Australia is Endangered, which means that it faces a very high risk of extinction in the wild. The Asiatic rock python is listed as Near Threatened, which means that it is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also lists a certain group, called a subspecies, of the Indian python as Endangered, or in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. Overcollecting is a major problem for these snakes, and many countries now have strict rules in place to protect the pythons.

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