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PAPUAN SPOTTED PYTHON
(Antaresia papuensis)

This species was split the from the Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosa)

This species has only been recorded from the (Torres Strait, Qld) and in Southern New Guinea

Similar species and subspecies listed below

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Distribution

Children's Python

Antaresia childreni

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

*Common Spotted Python

Antaresia maculosa maculosa

Qld (South of Cairns), far north-eastern NSW

*Peninsula Spotted Python, Cape York Spotted Python,
Blonde Spotted Python

Antaresia maculosa peninsularis

Cape York, Qld

Pygmy Python

Antaresia perthensis

WA

*Stimson's Python
(Now Children's Python)

Antaresia childreni (was Antaresia stimsoni)

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

 

Click on the link below for a photo of a Papuan Spotted Python (Antaresia papuensis)

(PDF) First Record for the Genus Antaresia (Squamata: Pythonidae) from Papua New Guinea (researchgate.net)


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Phylogeography, historical demography and systematics of the world’s smallest pythons (Pythonidae, Antaresia)

INFORMATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN PYTHONS
Australianherpetology.com


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