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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
(INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (EXTERNAL LINK)

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

Black-headed Python

Aspidites melanocephalus

NT, Qld, WA

Woma

Aspidites ramsayi

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

* White Lipped Python
or D'Albertis' Python

Leiopython hoserae or
Bothrochilus albertisii

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

Australian Scrub (Amethystine) Python

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

Qld

Oenpelli Rock Python

*Simalia (was Morelia ) oenpelliensis

NT

Centralian Carpet Python

*Morelia bredli (was Morelia spilota bredli)

NT

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

Morelia spilota variegata

NT, Qld, WA

Green Tree Python

Morelia viridis

Qld


DISTRIBUTION KEY
Click on the abbreviation below to see a map of the area

CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

 

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Updated February 27, 2019

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