THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS 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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Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons Elapid Snakes Sea Snakes File Snakes Blind Snakes 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, M. bredli is now M.spilota bredli and is not shown on this map, - Click here for distribution map of M.s.bredli

 

Jaguar Carpet Python

The Jaguar Python or RPM (Reduced Pattern Morph) was bred from Coastal Carpet Pythons. Although carpet pythons color and pattern varies considerably in the wild, Jaguar 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 unatural movement when the snake is stressed.

Picture taken at the Reptile Zoo California. All Photos ©2014 John Fowler and Rachel Barnes

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INFORMATION ABOUT AUSTRALIAN PYTHONS
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PYTHON SPECIES OF THE WORLD
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