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Black-headed Python Aspidites melanocephalus (Krefft, 1864)

Type locality is Port Dennison (Bowen) in North-east Queensland. The holotype is held in the British Museum of Natural History (UK). Aspidites melanocephalus melanocephalus, the nominate subspecies, is herein restricted to Queensland and most parts of the top third of the Northern Territory. Most Black-headed Pythons in captivity are of this form.

The above was from the paper - A revision of the Australiasian Pythons.
(Originally published in Ophidia Review 1(1) in "Autumn" 2000 - (Publication date: October 2000), pp. 7-27).

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