AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Australian Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles
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WHITE LIPPED (D'Alberti's) PYTHON
as BLACK (or SOUTHERN) WHITE-LIPPED PYTHON Bothrochilus (was Leiopython) albertisii
NOTE THAT BOTH THE NAMES ABOVE ARE CURRENTLY IN USE FOR THE SAME SPECIES
This species has been included as many references still include this as an Australian species.
There seems to be some confusion about whether this species is found in Australia at all. It is apparently found in the Torres Strait Islands
however not all the islands are considered part of Australia.
Also note that this species has been split into 4 species however my understanding is that White-lipped Pythons from the Torres Strait would be Bothrochilus albertisii or Leiopython hoserae.
For a listing of the other species previously known as White Lipped Pythons please go HERE
Note that there is a possibility that the specimen above may no longer be called Bothrochilus albertisii or Leiopython hoserae however it would look very similar to Australian White-lipped pythons!
The White-lipped Python (Bothrochilus albertisii) or (Leiopython hoserae) is also found in New Guinea