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A Listing of Pythons of the World
Distribution Key


SERPENTES (SNAKES)
Family Boidae (boas and Pythons)
Subfamily Pythonidae (Pythons)

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Common Name
Scientific Name
Distribution
Children's Python Antaresia childreni AUSTRALIA (NT,Qld,WA )
Spotted Python Antaresia maculosa AUSTRALIA (NT,Qld,WA)
Pygmy Python Antaresia perthensis AUSTRALIA (WA )
Stimson's Python Antaresia stimsoni AUSTRALIA (NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA )
Black-headed Python Aspidites melanocephalus AUSTRALIA (NT,Qld,WA )
Woma Python Aspidites ramsayi AUSTRALIA (NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA )
*Bismarck (Bismark) Ringed Python Bothrochilus boa Bismarck Archipelago (New Guinea)
*Reticulated Python (or Regal Python)

Broghammerus (was Python) reticulatus
(status of the genus Malayopython is uncertain)

Southeast Asia
*Lesser Sunda Python (Timor Python) Broghammerus (was Python) timoriensis
(status of the genus Malayopython is uncertain)
Lesser Sunda Islands (Flores, and Lombien Islands, Indonesia) (NOT FOUND ON TIMOR)
*Calabar Python (is now classed as a boa and should be called the Calabar Ground Boa) Calabaria (was Charina) reinhardtii West and central Africa
*D'Albertis Python Leiopython (may change to Bothrochilus) albertisii AUSTRALIA (Qld -Torres Strait Islands)
*Bennett's White-lipped Python Leiopython (may change to Bothrochilus) bennettorum New Guinea
*Biak White-lipped Python Leiopython (may change to Bothrochilus) biakensis Indonesia - Biak Island
*Parker's White-lipped Python Leiopython (may change to Bothrochilus) fredparkeri New Guinea
*Southern White-lipped Python Leiopython (may change to Bothrochilus)(may change to Bothrochilus) hoserae New Guinea
*Huon White-lipped Python Leiopython (may change to Bothrochilus) huonensis New Guinea
Water Python or Brown Water Python Liasis mackloti fuscus or Liasis fuscus (status uncertain)
AUSTRALIA (NT,Qld,WA ) & Papua New Guinea
* Dunn's Python Liasis mackloti dunni (status uncertain)
Indonesia
*Macklot's Python, Freckled Python Liasis mackloti mackloti
Indonesia
*Savu Python Liasis mackloti savuensis ( may be escalated to full species)
Savu Island (Indonesia)
*Australian Olive Python Liasis olivaceus olivaceus AUSTRALIA (NT,Qld,WA )
*Pilbara Olive Python Liasis olivaceus baroni AUSTRALIA (WA )
*Papuan Olive Python Liasis (was Apodora) papuana Ramoi, Sorong Peninsula, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
*Northern Green Tree Python Morelia (Chondropython) azureus (status uncertain) Indonesia, Northern New Guinea (Includes Biak Island)
Rough-scaled Python Morelia carinata AUSTRALIA (WA )
Centralian Carpet Python Morelia spilota bredli or Morelia bredli AUSTRALIA (NT )
Jungle Carpet Python Morelia spilota cheynei AUSTRALIA (Qld )
Southwestern Carpet Python Morelia spilota imbricata AUSTRALIA (WA.SA )
Coastal Carpet Python Morelia spilota mcdowelli AUSTRALIA (NSW,Qld )
Inland Carpet Python Morelia spilota metcalfei AUSTRALIA (NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic )
Diamond Python Morelia spilota spilota AUSTRALIA (NSW,Vic )
Northwestern Carpet Python or Darwin Carpet Python Morelia spilota variegata AUSTRALIA (NT,Qld,WA )
*The Papuan Carpet Python Morelia spilota harrisoni
(
or Morelia spilota variegata)
New Guinea ( and Australia?)
*Green Tree Python (Southern Green Python) Morelia (Chondropython) viridis AUSTRALIA (Qld ), Indonesia, Southern New Guinea
*Angolan Python, Anchieta's Dwarf Python Python anchietae Angola and Namibia
Burmese Python Python bivittatus was (Python molurus bivittatus) Southern and Southeast Asia. (USA Introduced)
Borneo Short-tailed Python Python breitensteini

Indonesia, Malaysia, Borneo, Singapore. Sumatra, islands in the Strait of Malacca

Red Blood Python or Malaysian Blood Python Python brongersmai Malay Peninsular (West Malaysia), Thailand, Sumatra , Bangka Island Lingga islands, Riau, and Pinang and other islands in the Straits of Malacca.
Short Tailed Python or Sumatran Red Blood Python Python curtus Sumatra
Pygmy Short-Tailed Python or Myanmar Python Python kyaiktiyo Burma (Myanma)
Indian Rock Python Python molurus molurus Indian Peninsula
Ceylon Rock Python Python molurus pimbura (status uncertain) Sri Lanka
*Dwarf Burmese Rock Python Python molurus progschai Sulawesi (Indonesia)
Royal Python, or Ball Python Python regius Africa
African Rock Python Python sebae Africa (Florida USA introduced)
Southern African Rock Python Python natalensis ( was Python sebae natalensis) Southern Africa
*Amethystine Python Simalia (was Morelia) amethistina (Status of genus uncertain) Indonesia and Papua New Guinea (NOT AUSTRALIA)
*Boelen's Python Simalia (was Morelia) boeleni (Status of genus uncertain) New Guinea
*Moluccan Python or Seram Scrub Python Simalia (was Morelia) clastolepis previously M. amethistina (Status of genus uncertain) Islands of Ambon and Seram in the Moluccas
*Australian Scrub (Amethystine) Python Simalia (was Morelia) kinghorni (previously M. amethistina kinghorni) AUSTRALIA (Qld )
*Tanimbar Python or Golden Python Simalia (was Morelia) nauta previously M. amethistina) (Status of genus uncertain) Tanimbar Islands (Indonesia)
*Oenpelli Rock Python Simalia (was Morelia) oenpelliensis (Status of genus uncertain) AUSTRALIA (NT )
*Halmahera Scrub Python Simalia (was Morelia) tracyae previously M. amethistina (Status of genus uncertain) Indonesia (Halmahera Island)



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