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Spotted Python
Antaresia maculosus (Peters, 1873)

The type locality is coastal North Queensland. The type specimen is held in Germany. This species is known as the Spotted Python. The species is separated from others in the genus by it's pattern of distinct spots and/or blotches which may or may not join along the dorsal midline. It occurs only in coastal Queensland and nearby areas. It is also has the most even temperament of the Anteresia pythons with the possible exception of A. perthensis.

The largest specimens seen by this author are from far north Queensland.

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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