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Stimson's python

Stimson's python (Antaresia stimsoni)
East Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory
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Antaresia stimsoni - (Smith, 1985)
Pronunciation  ann-tahr-EE-zee-ah   STIM-son-ee
Etymology  Antaresia: after the star Antares in the tail of the constellation Scorpius.
stimsoni: after Andrew F. Stimson of the British museum.
Other names  Large-blotched python
Liasis stimsoni
Antaresia saxacola nomen nudem1 
Total length
Species avg: 90 cm
Species max: 100 cm
Clutch size
Average: 6
Range: 6 - 19
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found over much of arid Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia


Drier forests, rocky outcrops.

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