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- 23-Jun-12, 05:56 PM #1Regular Member
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Spotted's, Children's and Stimson's Pythons?
Hey all, this may be a stupid question, but whilst doing my research etc. i noticed these three animals seem to look rather similar? Are they similar species or even just different names for the same species? Also are there any major differences in them?
- 23-Jun-12, 06:00 PM #2
heyy...thats because they are all in the same family, antaresia. there are 4 seperate species in the family antaresia that all look very similar, the only differences would be pattern, colour and size, other then that they are pretty much the sameWish list-1 Hypo Bredli, 1 RSP, 4 Albino Darwins, 1 88% jungle jag and maybe (hopefully) one day a Paradox Albino. 1 Sand monitor, 1 Heath monitor, 1 Mangrove monitor, 1 Lace monitor and 1 Perentie.
- 24-Jun-12, 01:44 PM #4
- 24-Jun-12, 05:23 PM #6
haha yeh (i shall forgive u this time lol). i dont know why i never thought of genus rather then family, mind blank i guess lolWish list-1 Hypo Bredli, 1 RSP, 4 Albino Darwins, 1 88% jungle jag and maybe (hopefully) one day a Paradox Albino. 1 Sand monitor, 1 Heath monitor, 1 Mangrove monitor, 1 Lace monitor and 1 Perentie.
- 29-Jun-12, 12:19 PM #7Regular Member
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Thanks, but is there easy ways to spot the differences between them?
- 29-Jun-12, 12:27 PM #8
A . maculosa (Spotted python) has ragged-edged blotches that aren’t transversely aligned and tend to coalesce (come together to form a mass) into longitudinal streaks on the neck and tail.
The pattern of A. stimsoni (Stimson's python) is transversely aligned with no coalescing on the neck and tail. A stimsoni generally has a paler ground colour than A. maculosa and a lower lateral line anteriorly (towards the head).
A bit stuffy, I know.
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- 29-Jun-12, 01:08 PM #9
- 29-Jun-12, 01:14 PM #10
yeh i noticed that to, tecnically its meant to be antaresia, id say they've made a mistake and couldnt be bothered fixing it, just like alot of people still call them stimpsons pythonWish list-1 Hypo Bredli, 1 RSP, 4 Albino Darwins, 1 88% jungle jag and maybe (hopefully) one day a Paradox Albino. 1 Sand monitor, 1 Heath monitor, 1 Mangrove monitor, 1 Lace monitor and 1 Perentie.
They used to all be grouped under genus Liasis and were all considered the same species of snake with regional differences/morphs. A little later they divided and reclassified them into Antaresia but spotted and childrens were still considered the same snake. Then, semi-recently they decided to make them separate.
I have two Children's pythons that look a lot like Spotteds, and I've seen plenty of vice-versa examples as well. The paperwork for the both of them say Antaresia childreni so I'm gonna go with that, but even so, there still seems to be some confusion as far as the similar-looking examples of each species goes.
Has anyone bred different different members of the Antaresia group together out of curiosity. And are there any cool morphs, traits out there.
childreni that look for all the world like spotteds. Short of DNA analysis by an expert there's probably no way to tell for certain.
- 29-Jun-12, 08:14 PM #14
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