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PYGMY PYTHON

(or ANT HILL PYTHON)
(Antaresia perthensis)

Pygmy Python (Antaresia perthensis) belonging to Animals Anonymous
Adult Pygmy Python (Antaresia perthensis) belonging to Animals Anonymous


The approximate distribution of Pygmy Python Antaresia perthensis is shown in Blue
The approximate distribution of Pygmy Python (Antaresia perthensis) is shown in blue
(The Stimson's Python Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni) has a much larger range and also occurs in the blue area, as well as the orange area)

Pygmy Python (Antaresia perthensis) belonging to Animals Anonymous
Pygmy Python (Antaresia perthensis) belonging to Animals Anonymous

PYGMY PYTHON or ANT HILL PYTHON Antaresia perthensis
A captive adult Pygmy Python (Antaresia perthensis)

  PYGMY PYTHON or ANT HILL PYTHON Antaresia perthensis
The Pygmy Python (Antaresia perthensis) grows to approximately 50cm or 20 inches and is the smallest species of python in the world.
Pattern varies considerably.

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

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA





Click here to see photos of Pygmy Pythons (Ctenophorus maculosus) at flickr
Click here to see photos of Pygmy Pythons (Antaresia perthensis) at flickr

 

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