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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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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons

 

 

Elapid Snakes

 

Sea Snakes

 

File Snakes

 

Blind Snakes

 

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

Turtles Tortoises

Dragons Agamas

Geckos

 

Legless Lizards

Monitor Lizards

Skinks

 

Crocodiles

 


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 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 ©2017 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 ©2017 John Fowler and Rachel Barnes

 

OLIVE PYTHON - Liasis olivaceus - Reptiles of Australia 
Large adult - Photo ©2017 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



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