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Oenpelli Python from Alligator River, Northern TerritoryOENPELLI PYTHON

This is the genus for the Oenpelli Python, (Nyctophilopython oenpelliensis).

For diagnostic information and photos of the Oenpelli Python, refer to Gow (1977), Hoser (1989), Ross and Marzec (1990) and references therein. The single species in the genus is confined to the Arnhem land escarpment area of the Northern Territory, where it is reasonably common.

The type locality is near Oenpelli, Arnhem Land, NT. The species has been bred in captivity by Queensland snake keeper Peter Krauss. Breeding data for the species is provided by Ross and Marzec (1990).

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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