Morelia spilota metcalfei
(Wells & Wellington, 1985)
English : Inland carpet python
French : Python tapis de Metcalfe
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Pythonidae
Notes : 5 other subspecies known.
This subspecies usually reaches around 2 meters in length, often less. Coloration black with grey to grey-beige blotches on back and flanks (sometimes merging into bands on flanks). Grey belly.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is endemic to inland Australia, from south Queensland and north Victoria to South Australia. The species also occurs in New Guinea. Lives in dry forests mostly near rivers and running water, rocky outcrops and dry woodlands, mostly in lowland.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : This species isn’t considered threatened in the wild. Some populations are declining, mostly because of destruction habitat (overgrazing).
Ex-Situ Programs : None known