THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA - PYTHONS

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AUSTRALIAN SCRUB
(or AMETHYSTINE) PYTHON

Simalia (was Morelia) kinghorni

(was Morelia amethistina kinghorni)

Non venomous but very large pythons should be treated with extreme caution.

This species is Australia's longest species of snake, often growing to around 4 metres (14ft) or more!

Note that the name Simalia (was Morelia) amethistina is now only used to describe "New Guinea Amethystine Pythons"

Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni
Note the heat sensing pits in front of, and below the nostril as well as on the lower lip of this Australian Scrub Python (Simalia kinghorni) photographed at Featherdale Wildlife Park NSW


Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni map
Approximate distribution of the Australian Scrub Python Simalia (was Morelia) kinghorni

AUSTRALIAN SCRUB or AMETHYSTINE PYTHON Simalia kinghorni was Morelia amethistina
Australian Scrub Python Simalia (was Morelia) kinghorni


Australian Scrub Python Simalia (was Morelia) kinghorni photographed at Prestige Pythons
Australian Scrub Python Simalia (was Morelia) kinghorni photographed at Prestige Pythons


Australian Scrub Python Simalia (was Morelia) kinghorni photographed at Prestige Pythons
Australian Scrub Python Simalia (was Morelia) kinghorni photographed at Prestige Pythons

Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni
The sub adult Australian Scrub Python (Simalia kinghorni) above was removed from the middle of a road near Tully Qld after being clipped by a car. It was resting in a coil.


Rachel Barnes holds the head end of a Australian Scrub Python (Simalia kinghorni) for a Channel 7 News story about a Scrub python stolen from Cleland Wildlife Park

Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni
The picture above is of a sub-adult Australian Scrub Python (Simalia kinghorni) from Cairns, Queensland.

Australian Scrub Python Simalia kinghorni
This Australian Scrub Python (Simalia kinghorni) is from Cape Tribulation National Park, Qld.

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