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SPOTTED PYTHON
or
SPOTTED CHILDRENS PYTHON

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

Antaresia Distribution Map
Approximate distribution of Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosa) is shown in Dark Green

SPOTTED PYTHON Antaresia maculosa
Note this species along with the Stimsons Python - (Antaresia stimsoni) and the Children's Python - (Antaresia childreni) were once all considered to be the same species Liasis childreni. For this reason many people still call this species a "Children's Python" however it is suggested that to avoid confusion the common name "Children's Python should be reserved for Antaresia childreni.
All three species are common in the pet trade in Australia

SPOTTED PYTHON Antaresia maculosa

Similar species listed below

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Distribution

Children's Python

Antaresia childreni

NT, Qld, WA

Spotted Python

Antaresia maculosa

Qld, NSW, New Guinea

Pygmy Python

Antaresia perthensis

WA

Stimson's Python

Antaresia stimsoni STATUS UNCERTAIN - likely to revert back to Antaresia childreni

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA



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