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

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

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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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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 !)

ROUGH-SCALED PYTHON Morelia carinata map

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 snake 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
Australian Reptile Park


INFORMATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN PYTHONS
by John Fowler

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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Visit the Australian Herpetology Website

 

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