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New Guinea Amethystine (or Scrub) Python
Simalia amethistina
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Distribution:- New Guinea and nearby islands (Bismarck Islands, Trobriand Islands, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Louisiade Islands, Aru Islands, Kai Islands). It is NOT found in Australia. Australian specimens previously regarded as a subspecies are Simalia kinghorni
Comments:-This species belongs to the Amethystine python complex comprising of 5 separate species. It grows up to approximately 7 metres (6ft) but is a very bulky snake - some sources report lengths up to 3 metres (10ft)

 

 

New Guinea Amethystine (or Scrub) Python
New Guinea Amethystine (or Scrub) Python Simalia amethistina at the Rimba Reptile Park, Bali Indonesia



New Guinea Amethystine (or Scrub) Python
New Guinea Amethystine (or Scrub) Python Simalia amethistina at the Rimba Reptile Park, Bali Indonesia

Similar species in the Amethystine python complex are:-

Simalia kinghorni - Australian Scrub (or Amethystine) Python

Simalia clastolepis - Moluccan Python or Seram Scrub Python

Simalia nauta - Tanimbar Python

Morelia tracyae - Halmahera Scrub Python

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