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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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
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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

 


COASTAL CARPET PYTHON
(or Coastal Carpet Snake, includes Brisbane Carpet Snakes)
Morelia spilota mcdowelli

  


Reptiles of Australia
Note that the distribution map is a very rough guide only, in some areas there are intergrades between the subspecies, and snakes from those areas may be hard to categorize as they may have characteristics of more than one subspecies.

Also note that the Centralian Carpet Snake, Morelia bredli is was downgraded to a subspecies for a while but has now regained its full species status and is not shown on this map, - Click here for distribution map of Morelia bredli


This is a young "Coffs Carpet Python", it was captive bred from local "Coffs Carpet Pythons".
In the Coffs Harbour region the Carpet Snakes may have some Diamond Python Morelia spilota spilota characteristics, and are classed an intergrade, however intergrades from further south (e.g. Port Macquarie) have a lot more Diamond Python Diamond Python Morelia spilota spilota characteristics, and are more typical of Carpet/Diamond Intergrades

Jaguar Carpet Python

Picture taken at the Reptile Zoo California. All Photos ©2017 John Fowler and Rachel Barnes

The Jaguar carpet python was selectively bred from Coastal carpet pythons. Although carpet pythons color and pattern varies considerably in the wild, Jaguar carpet pythons do not occur naturally in the wild. Jaguars have also been crossed with other carpet python subspecies.
Jaguar carpet pythons also often carry a defective gene which causes unnatural movement when the snake is stressed.

LINKS OF INTEREST

Click here for a complete list of Australian Pythons


INFORMATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN PYTHONS
Australianherpetology.com

PYTHON SPECIES OF THE WORLD
Australianherpetology.com

BOA SPECIES OF THE WORLD
Australianherpetology.com

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition.jpg A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

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Updated June 29, 2018

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