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REPTILES OF THE WORLD - Pythons of the World

White Lipped Pythons

Comprises Leiopython albertisii
and 5 similar species - Status Uncertain

John Fowler & Rachel Barnes


Distribution:- Found in New Guinea, including the islands of Salawati and Biak, Normanby, Mussau and Emirau, and some islands in the Torres Strait

Comments:- Grows to approximately 2-3 metres long (6–10 ft)



Common Name

Scientific Name

Distribution

*D'Alberti's Python

Bothrochilus (or Leiopython) albertisii

Papua New Guinea
AUSTRALIA ?
(Qld -Torres Strait Islands)

*Biak White-lipped Python

Bothrochilus (or Leiopython) biakensis

Indonesia - Biak Island

*Parker's White-lipped Python

Bothrochilus (or Leiopython) fredparkeri

New Guinea

*Southern White-lipped Python
(Status uncertain - may be synonym of D'Alberti's Python)

Bothrochilus (or Leiopython) hoserae
(Status uncertain - may be synonym of Bothrochilus albertisii)

Papua New Guinea
AUSTRALIA ?
(Qld -Torres Strait Islands)

*Huon White-lipped Python

Bothrochilus (was Leiopython) huonensis

New Guinea

*Wau White-lipped Python

Bothrochilus (or Leiopython) montanus(was L. bennettorum)

New Guinea


LINKS

Bothrochilus albertisii (PETERS & DORIA, 1878)
The Reptile Database

Leiopython hoserae Hoser, 2000
Atlas of Living Australia

BLACK (SOUTHERN) WHITE-LIPPED PYTHON
LEIOPYTHON HOSERAE SP. NOV.


White Lipped Python
Wikipedia

 

White Lipped Pythons
Leiopython.de


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