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Scientific Name: 
Antaresia childreni
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Reptilia
Order: 
Squamata
Family: 
Pythonidae
Genus: 
Antaresia
Species: 
childreni
Quick Facts

Life Span: 30+ years

Size: 70-100cm long

Fun Facts

Interesting name: This snake is not named the Children's Python because they are a good pet for children. They are named after John Children who discovered the species.

Genus: This snake is one of four species that belong to the Children's Python genus. The others are Stimson's python, Spotted python and the Pygmy python.

Children's Pythons are small non-venomous snakes found in nothern Australia. This species of snake was named after scientist John George Children.

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