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Scrub python

scrub python (Simalia kinghorni)
Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Simalia kinghorni - (Stull, 1933)
Pronunciation  SIM-ah-LEE-ah   KING-horn-ee
Etymology  Simalia: unknown.
kinghorni: "in honor of Mr. J. Roy Kinghorn, in recognition of his notable work on the Australian snakes."1
Other names  Amethystine python
Amethyst python
Australian scrub python
Liasis amethistina kinghorni
Morelia amethistina
Morelia kinghorni
Total length
Species avg: 350 cm
Species max: 500 cm
Clutch size
Average: 11
Range: 7 - 19
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Natural history

Males are bigger than females. All age classes and sexes appear to have distinct home ranges.4



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