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West Australian Rock Python
Antaresia saxacola stimsoni (Smith 1985)

This is the subspecies originally described by Smith in 1985 as 'Liasis stimsoni stimsoni'. The type locality is near Nullagine in WA. This is typical habitat for the race. The habitat in the area is composed of rocky spinifex covered hills dissected by watercourses that are usually only carrying water immediately after rain. This subspecies is separated from the other two by usually having more ventrals (260-302 in stimsoni versus 243-284 in saxacola) as outlined by Smith (1985).

This subspecies is also believed to be confined to Western Australia (Smith 1985).

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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