Saturday, January 8, 2011

Snake pets - Morelia spilota

Common Name : Carpet python

Location : New Guinea, Australia (New South Wales, North Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria except South, N and S West Australia; not in the arid center of Australia)

  • cheynei : NE Queensland
  • harrisoni : southern coast of Papua New Guinea to the Indonesian part of West Papua (formerly Irian Jaya), in West Papua up to Merauke.
  • mcdowelli : from N Cape York through Queensland to N New South Wales
  • metcalfei : from S Queensland, New South Wales and N Victoria to South Australia.
  • spilota : coastal New South Wales.
  • imbricata : S West Australia.
  • variegata : remainder of Australian range.

Type locality : Australia.

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