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woma (Aspidites ramsayi)
Port Hedland, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Aspidites ramsayi - (Macleay, 1882)
Pronunciation  ASS-pid-EE-tayz   RAM-see-ee
Etymology  Aspidites: 'shield-bearer', referring to the large scales on the head.
ramsayi: after Edward Pierson Ramsay, curator of the Australian museum from 1874 to 1894.
Other names  Ramsay's python
Total length
Species avg: 150 cm
Species max: 270 cm
Clutch size
Average: 14
Range: 4 - 8
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


Desert and adjacent areas of central Australia. From the northwest coast of Western Australia to the Moonie and Tara region of southwest Queensland. A separate population is found in the southwest of Western Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia


Subhumid to arid interior. Woodlands, shrublands, and heath, often with spinifex.

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