Liasis olivaceus barroni

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Liasis olivaceus barroni
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Pythonidae
Genus: Liasis
Species: L. olivaceus
Subspecies: L. o. barroni
Trinomial name
Liasis olivaceus barroni
L.A. Smith, 1981
  • Liasis olivaceus barroni - L.A. Smith, 1981
  • Lisalia barroni - Wells & Wellington, 1984
  • Liasis olivaceus barroni - Barker & Barker, 1994[1]
Common names: Pilbara olive python.[2]

Liasis olivaceus barroni is a python subspecies[3] found in Australia.


Adults grow larger than the nominate subspecies, L. olivaceus olivaceus, and are distinguished by a lower midbody dorsal scale count (58-66) and a higher number of ventral scales (374 to 410).[2]

Geographic range[edit]

Found in Australia in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.[4] The type locality given is "Tambrey, Western Australia, in 21°35S, 117°34E."[1]

Conservation status[edit]

The Pilbara olive python is protected under the Wildlife Conservation Act (1950) of Western Australia. It is listed on the Wildlife Conservation (Specially Protected Fauna) Notice 2010(2), in Schedule 1, as a species that is rare or is likely to become extinct. It is also listed as "Vulnerable" under the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ a b Olive python, Liasis olivaceus at Pilbara Pythons. Accessed 5 August 2008.
  3. ^ "Liasis olivaceus barroni". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 5 August 2008. 
  4. ^ Captive maintenance and breeding of olive python Archived 2008-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. at Victorian Herpetological Society Archived 2008-07-18 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed 4 August 2008.

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