AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Australian Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles
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Morelia spilota spilota
Display animal at Tidbinbilla Reserve ACT - however Diamond Pythons Morelia spilota spilota do not naturally occur in the Canberra region.
Distribution of Diamond Pythons Morelia spilota spilota is Green in the map above and is approximate only!
Note that those in Northern NSW are intergrades between Diamond Pythons and Coastal Carpet Pythons Morelia spilota mcdowelli and show a larger percentage of Coastal Carpet Python patterning as they approach Qld.
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 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
Diamond Python Morelia spilota spilota photographed at Kurangai Chase, NSW (notice that this snake has a tick on the top of its nose!)
This Diamond Python Morelia spilota spilota was photographed in the pouring rain, near Dharug National Park, NSW
This Diamond python Morelia spilota spilota is from Gosford, NSW.
Hatchlings generally become much more colorful as as adults.
Diamond Pythons intergrade with Coastal Carpet Pythons Morelia spilota mcdowelli. The 2 subspecies evolved separately but then at a much later time the populations started interbreeding at the southern region of the Coastal carpet python Range and the northern region of the Diamond python Range.
This sign on the boardwalk at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Port Macquarie, NSW, shows a photo of a Carpet/Diamond Intergrade
Typical Carpet/Diamond Intergrades occur somewhere around Port Macquarie, however various forms of Carpet/Diamond Intergrades occur in many regions along the coast of Northern NSW
Updated March 26, 2019