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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Morelia spilota spilota
Display animal at Tidbinbilla Reserve ACT - however Diamond Pythons do not occur in the Canberra region.
Distribution map above is approximate only!
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.
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
September 24, 2018