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A Listing of Australian Pythons

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PYTHONS

SERPENTES (SNAKES)
Family Boidae (boas and pythons)
Subfamily Pythonidae (pythons)

PYGMY PYTHON or ANT HILL PYTHON Antaresia perthensis


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COMMON NAME
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SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

Distribution

* Children's Python

Antaresia childreni

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

* Common Spotted Python

Antaresia maculosa maculosa

Eastern 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

Black-headed Python

Aspidites melanocephalus

NT, Qld, WA

Woma

Aspidites ramsayi

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

* White Lipped Python
or D'Albertis Python

Leiopython albertisii or
Leiopython hoserae

Qld (Torres Strait Islands)

Australian Water Python

Liasis fuscus (was Liasis mackloti fuscus)

NT, Qld, WA

Australian Olive Python

Liasis olivaceus olivaceus

NT, Qld, WA

Pilbara Olive Python

Liasis olivaceus barroni

WA

Rough-scaled Python

Morelia carinata

WA

Centralian Carpet Python

Morelia bredli (was Morelia spilota bredli)

NT (Central Australia)

Jungle Carpet python

Morelia spilota cheynei

Qld

Southwestern Carpet Python

Morelia spilota imbricata

WA, SA

Coastal Carpet Python

Morelia spilota mcdowelli

NSW, Qld

Inland Carpet Python

Morelia spilota metcalfei

NSW, ACT?, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

Diamond Python

Morelia spilota spilota

NSW, Vic

Northwestern Carpet Python or Darwin Carpet Python
(See also Papuan Carpet Python)

Morelia spilota variegata

NT, Qld, WA
(New Guinea see Morelia spilota harrisoni)

Green Tree Python

Morelia viridis

Qld

* Oenpelli Rock Python

Nyctophilopython oenpelliensis (was Nawaran, Simalia and Morelia oenpelliensis)

AUSTRALIA (NT)

Australian Scrub (Amethystine) Python

Simalia (was Morelia ) kinghorni
(previously M. amethistina kinghorni)

Qld


DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

Qld = Queensland

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria



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Carpet Python Complex
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