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ROUGH-SCALED PYTHON
(Morelia carinata)

Captive Rough Scaled Pythons (Morelia carinata)

Approximate distribution of the Rough Scaled Python Morelia carinata map
Approximate distribution of the Rough Scaled Python (Morelia carinata)

Rough Scaled Python Morelia carinata 
Special thanks to John Weigel of the Australian Reptile Park for giving me permission to use this photo, which was one of the first photos published of a living Rough Scaled Python (Morelia carinata), (this picture appeared on the cover of Herpetofauna !)


This species was only known from 2 museum specimens until 1999 when The Australian Reptile Park obtained permits to capture some from the wild. The Australian Reptile park successfully bred them in captivity and this species is now readily available in the Australian pet trade.

One of the rarest snakes in Australia, the Rough-scaled Python (Morelia carinata) is only known from approximately ten snakes captured in the wild.

The Rough-scaled Python (Morelia carinata) is the only species of python with keeled scales.

The Rough-scaled Python (Morelia carinata) should not be confused with the highly venomous Rough-scaled snake Tropidechis carinatus

LINKS OF INTEREST

Natural history of the rough-scaled python, (Morelia carinata)
Robert Porter - John Weigel - Richard Shine

Rough-scaled Python
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INFORMATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN PYTHONS

by John Fowler

 

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