Antaresia stimsoni (SMITH, 1985)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Antaresia stimsoni?
|Higher Taxa||Pythonidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Serpentes (snakes)|
|Subspecies||Antaresia stimsoni stimsoni SMITH 1985|
Antaresia stimsoni orientalis SMITH 1985
|Common Names||E: Large-blotched Python, Stimsons Python|
G: Stimsons Python
|Synonym||Liasis stimsoni SMITH 1985|
Antaresia saxacola WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985 (nom. nud).
Antaresia stimsoni — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 163
Antaresia stimsoni — COGGER 2000: 610
Antaresia stimsoni — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Antaresia stimsoni orientalis (SMITH 1985)
Liasis stimsoni orientalis SMITH 1985: 270
Antaresia saxacola campbelli HOSER 2001(rejected name, KAISER et al. 2013)
Antaresia stimsoni orientalis — FRANZ 2003
Antaresia stimsoni orientalis — WILSON & SWAN 2008
|Distribution||Australia (New South Wales, North Territory, Queensland, South Australia, West Australia)|
Type locality: 15 km south-east of Nullagine (21°8’S, 120°12’E), WA, Australia Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R63108|
campbelli: Holotype: AM R69087. Type locality: Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia.
|Comment||HOSER’s (2001) description of Antaresia saxacola campbelli is rather vague and questionably referers to a new subspecies. For example he diagnoses the new subspecies by the following description: “A. s. campbelli is also distinguished from other A. stimsoni by its softer reddish and less contrasting colour with finer patterning. The head is also a different shape. The snout has a less box-like anterior when compared with other A. stimsoni...”.|
Wells and Wellington did not provide a description for A. saxacola, thus the name was considered a nomen nudum by Underwood and Stimson (1990) and Shea and Sadlier (1999).