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STIMSON'S PYTHON
or Large Blotched Python
(Antaresia stimsoni)


STATUS UNCERTAIN

Note that the name "Antaresia stimsoni" may become obsolete soon and Stimsons Pythons are likely to revert back to being called Antaresia childreni
( Paper is currently being peer reviewed)

There are currently 2 recognised subspecies of Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni) listed below (March 2020) - Note that the status of Antaresia stimsoni orientalis seems to be uncertain in the southern and far eastern parts of the range of Antaresia stimsoni.

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

DISTRIBUTION

Eastern Stimsons Python

Antaresia stimsoni orientalis (Status Uncertain)

Eastern parts of Australia, excluding coastal regions
(distribution uncertain)

Western Stimsons Python

Antaresia stimsoni stimsoni

WA - Possibly NT. Western parts of Australia, excluding northern and southern coastal regions


Stimson's Python Antaresia stimsoni
Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni) at the Canberra Reptile Zoo

Stimson's Python Antaresia stimsoni
The Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni) pictured above is from the Mootwingee National Park NSW

Antaresia map
Approximate distribution of Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni) is shown in Brown and it is also found in the blue region where the Pygmy Python (Antaresia perthensis) also occurs

Stimson's Python Antaresia stimsoni
The Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni) pictured above is from the Mootwingee National Park NSW


Stimson's Python Antaresia stimsoni
Stimson's Python (Antaresia stimsoni)

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


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