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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 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

* 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 Pygmy Pythons (Ctenophorus maculosus) at flickr
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