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PAPUAN CARPET PYTHON
Morelia spilota variegata

(sometimes called Morelia spilota harrisoni)
(Subspecies status uncertain)

"There have been various proposals to further split variegata into additional subspecies but these have not been tested in any way" - Australian Society of Herpetologists November 2023

John Fowler & Rachel Barnes

Comments:- Grows to over 2m or 6ft

Note that currently this python is often classed as the same sub-species as the Northwestern or Darwin Carpet Python which is found in Northern Australia.

This page only shows photos of snakes from outside of Australia.

Snakes from New Guinea show considerable variation in patterning often similar to the variations found among carpet pythons (Morelia spilota)from Northern Australia


Distribution:-New Guinea and Australia (NT & WA)

ALTERNATE DISTRIBUTION MAP

This map shows the alternate map if you want to use the subspecies as listed by the Australian Society of Herpetologists November 2023, which currently only recognises 2 subspecies


Papuan Carpet Python
Papuan Carpet Python (Morelia spilota variegata)

Papuan Carpet Python Morelia spilota variegata
Adult Papuan Carpet Python (Morelia spilota variegata)


Papuan Carpet Python Morelia spilota variegata
Adult Papuan Carpet Python (Morelia spilota variegata)


Papuan Carpet Python
Juvenile Papuan Carpet Python (Morelia spilota variegata)


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Morelia spilota LACEPEDE, 1804)
The Reptile Database

"There have been various proposals to further split variegata into additional subspecies but these have not been tested in any way" - Australian Society of Herpetologists November 2023
Northwestern Carpet Python
(Morelia spilota variegata)

Morelia spilota harrisoni
Inland Reptile

NEW GUINEA CARPET PYTHON
MORELIA HARRISONI SP. NOV.

R. Hoser

Carpet/Diamond Python Complex
Morelia spilota and Morelia bredli

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