THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering 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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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)

Liasis olivaceus baroni

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 ©2014 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 ©2014 John Fowler and Rachel Barnes

 

OLIVE PYTHON - Liasis olivaceus - Reptiles of Australia 


Gavin Foreman from "Scales & Tails" with his Olive Python that was used by Alice Cooper in an Adelaide Concert. Large adult
- Photo ©2014 John Fowler and Rachel Barnes


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



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UpdatedOctober 23, 2014