THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

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FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

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TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

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AUSTRALIAN OLIVE PYTHON
Liasis olivaceus olivaceus

Distribution:- Northern parts of the Northern Territory, Western Queensland and North Western part of Western Australia

Comments:- May grow to approximately 3 Metres (10 ft)

 

PILBARA OLIVE PYTHON

Liasis olivaceus barroni

Distribution:- Pilbara region of Western Australia

Comments:- Generally larger than Liasis olivaceus olivaceus - May grow to over 4 Metres (over 14 ft)

 

OLIVE PYTHON - Liasis olivaceus - Reptiles of Australia

Large adult - Photo ©2018 John Fowler and Rachel Barnes


OLIVE PYTHON - Liasis olivaceus - Reptiles of Australia

OLIVE PYTHON - Liasis olivaceus - Reptiles of Australia


OLIVE PYTHON - Liasis olivaceus - Reptiles of Australia
Young adult - Photo ©2018 John Fowler and Rachel Barnes

 

OLIVE PYTHON - Liasis olivaceus - Reptiles of Australia 
Large adult - Photo ©2018 John Fowler and Rachel Barnes.
Gavin Foreman from "Scales & Tails" with his Olive Python that was used by Alice Cooper in an Adelaide Concert.

Note that this species should not be confused with the Papuan Olive Python Liasis (was Apodora) papuana



LINKS OF INTEREST

Click here for a complete list of Australian Pythons


INFORMATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN PYTHONS
Australianherpetology.com

PYTHON SPECIES OF THE WORLD
by John Fowler

BOA SPECIES OF THE WORLD
by John Fowler

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition.jpg A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

OTHER LINKS

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