Size Matters: First record of minimum male size at maturity and mating of free-ranging, endangered Indian Python Python molurus

@article{Vishnu2021SizeMF,
  title={Size Matters: First record of minimum male size at maturity and mating of free-ranging, endangered Indian Python Python molurus},
  author={Sreedharan Nair Vishnu and Chinna Pujari Ramesh and Vedagiri Thirumurugan and C. Sathish},
  journal={Asian Journal of Conservation Biology},
  year={2021}
}
Indian python Python molurus (Linnaeus, 1758) is one of the world’s giant snakes with maximum lengths measured six to eight meters. Nevertheless, information on the size at maturity of P. molurus is not available. On February 9, 2019, 12:56 pm, one female and two males were observed during the group mating in Moyar River Valley Landscape, Southern India. We report the first observation on smallest male measuring 198 cm total length, 172 cm snoutvent length and weighing 3.3.kg mated with a radio…