The head is slightly wider than the neck, and the eye is small, with a vertically elliptic pupil.
Found in Australia except in the south of the country.
Oviparous. The females stay with their eggs until they hatch.
|Species||Taxon author||Common name||Geographic range|
|A. melanocephalusT||(Krefft, 1864)||Black-headed python||Australia in the northern half of the country, excluding the very arid regions.|
|A. ramsayi||(Macleay, 1882)||Woma||Australia in the west and center of the country: from Western Australia through southern Northern Territory and northern South Australia to southern Queensland and northwestern New South Wales. Its range may be discontinuous.|
Two new subspecies, A. ramsayi panoptes, the western woma python, and A. r. richardjonesii, the desert woma python, were described by Hoser (2001). However, these descriptions are questionable, as they do not include proper diagnoses and seem to be based only on distribution. 
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