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