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CHILDREN'S PYTHON
AND

(SNAKES KNOWN AS
STIMSONS PYTHONS)


(often incorrectly called a Child's Python)
(Antaresia childreni)

CHILDREN'S PYTHON Antaresia childreni
Children's Python (Antaresia childreni)



Approximate distribution of Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) is shown in GREEN
(UPDATED TO INCLUDE SNAKES KNOWN AS STIMSONS PYTHONS 2021)


Previous distribution map of Antaresia found in Australia below

CHILDREN'S PYTHON Antaresia childreni
PREVIOUS distribution of Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) is shown in LIGHT GREEN

PREVIOUS distribution of Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni) now called (Antaresia childreni) is shown in BROWN


The Children's Python grows to about 1 metre (3ft) long. Pattern sometimes fades considerably as the snake grows and some individuals may have no pattern as adults


This Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) was previously known as a Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni)
This Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) previously known as a Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni) was photographed at at the Canberra Reptile Zoo

This Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) was previously known as a Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni)
This Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) previously known as a Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni) pictured above is from the Mootwingee National Park NSW


This Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) was previously known as a Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni)
This Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) previously known as a Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni) ) pictured above is from the Mootwingee National Park NSW


This Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) was previously known as a Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni)
This Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) was previously known as a Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni)

Similar species and subspecies listed below

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Distribution

*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

* Papuan Spotted Python

Antaresia papuensis
(split from Antaresia maculosa)

Qld (Torres Strait), Southern New Guinea

Pygmy Python

Antaresia perthensis

WA

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

Antaresia childreni (was Antaresia stimsoni)

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

 

Click here to see photos of Children's Pythons (Antaresia childreni) at flickr

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