Pythons are in the Superfamily Pythonidea in the order of Ophidia. Some distinguishing characteristics are usually the facial pits in Pythons which are used for picking up heat signatures of warm-blooded prey items that they feed upon. Boas typically lack these facial pits. Once again the links below will lead you to specific care articles that the Reptile Apartment Group has authored regarding this incredible species of snake. For further reading we have included a carousel of related books below the actual articles which we highly recommend as you can never have enough information.