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SPOTTED PYTHON
or
SPOTTED CHILDRENS PYTHON

(Antaresia maculosa)

The 2 subspecies of Antaresia maculosa are 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

Approximate distribution of the Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosa)
Approximate distribution of the Common Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosa maculosa) shown in Red

Approximate distribution of the Peninsula Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosa peninsularis) shown in Green


Spotted Python Antaresia maculosa
Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosa) photographed at Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie, NSW  



SPOTTED PYTHON Antaresia maculosa
Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosa)

SPOTTED PYTHON Antaresia maculosa
Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosa)

Similar species and subspecies listed below

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Distribution

Children's Python

Antaresia childreni

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

* 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



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