Sibynophis melanocephalus (Colubridae) is a terrestrial, diurnal species, that inhabits lowland forests and rural disturbed areas. It is a slender snake, up to 60 cm, with a relatively short, flattened head that is slightly distinct from the neck.
This species occurs from southernmost Thailand to Borneo and Sumatra.
The Black-headed Python, Aspidites melanocephalus (Pythonidae), is an Australian species of python with an average length of 155cm.
These distinctive pythons have a glossy jet black head that ends abruptly just behind the neck. The eyes are also black and the pupils are almost invisible. The body is light brown to dark caramel with dark cross bands along the entire body. The bands are darkest dorsally and fade towards the ventral scales. The belly is light cream speckled with darker spots.
Unlike other pythons, this one lacks heat sensing pits, probably due to a large percentage of their prey being cold blooded.
The scientific name comes from Aspidites, meaning ‘shield-bearer’, in reference to the large scales on the head; and melanocephalus, meaning ‘black head’.
Since we’re talking about hybrids, here’s a cool one that I found and wanted to share even though it’s not a BP combo; a Black Headed Python and Coastal Carpet Python cross! According to the owner it’s a predictable and placid animal that loves its food.