Classification
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    • Antaresia maculosa
    • Antaresia maculosa brentonoloughlini
    • Antaresia maculosus
    • Liasis maculosus
  • English
    • Eastern Childrens Python
    • Spotted Python
  • German
    • Gefleckter Zwergpython

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Photos / Sounds

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What

Spotted Python Antaresia maculosa

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

November 17, 2012

Description

Positioning itself to catch bats at the mouth of a cave.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

robertsprackland

Date

the past

Description

First record for this genus outside Australia. Discovered with Mark O'Shea and Ilaiah Bigilale, under remnant corregated metal strips.

Full PDF paper describing the finding of these snakes ( 2004. Mark O’Shea, R. Sprackland, and Ilaiah Bigilale. First record for the genus Antaresia (Squamata: Pythonidae) from Papua New Guinea. Herpetological Review 35(3): 225-227) available at http://robertsprackland.webs.com/apps/documents/

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Description from Wikipedia

Antaresia maculosa is a non-venomous python species found in northern Australia. A popular pet among Australian reptile enthusiasts due to its small size and even temperament. No subspecies are currently recognized.

No range data available.