AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS 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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(or AMETHYSTINE) PYTHON
(was Morelia) kinghorni
(was Morelia amethistina kinghorni)
Note that the name Simalia (was Morelia) amethistina is now only used to describe "New Guinea Amethystine Pythons"
Note the heat sensing pits in front of, and below the nostril as well as on the lower lip of this Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni photographed at Featherdale Wildlife Park NSW
Approximate distribution of the Australian Scrub Python Simalia (was Morelia) kinghorni
Australian Scrub Python Simalia (was Morelia) kinghorni
The sub adult Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni above was removed from the middle of a road near Tully Qld after being clipped by a car. It was resting in a coil.
Rachel Barnes holds the head end of a Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni for a Channel 7 News story about a Scrub python stolen from Cleland Wildlife Park
The picture above is of a sub-adult Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni from Cairns, Queensland.
This Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni is from from Cape Tribulation National Park, Qld.
Updated March 3, 2019