The Compete Children's Python by Dr. Justin Julander, Nick Mutton and Peter Birch. Published in 2013 by Eco. Over 250 pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. The genus Antaresia, a group commonly referred to as the Children's pythons can be found across the continent of Australia and a small portion of neighboring New Guinea. The group, comprised of the Children's python (Antaresia childreni), spotted python (A. maculosa), pygmy python (A. perthensis) and the Stimson's python (A. stimsoni), contains the smallest pythons in the world. Despite their small size, these snakes are ideally suited to life in the often-harsh climates of their native Australia. These two factors- sze and durability- have made this group popular among python keepers for many years. THE COMPLETE CHILDREN'S PYTHON is dedicated to all aspects of this amazing group of snakes with particular emphasis on natural history, biology, and reproduction. The authors have beautifully illustrated the immense diversity and natural beauty contained within wild populations of these pythons. This group has previously been underrepresented in herpetocultural literature despite being one of the world's most successful and widespread python genera.