Morelia spilota variegata
English : North-Western carpet python
French : Python tapis du nord-ouest
Class : Reptilia
Order : Squamata
Family : Pythonidae
Notes : 5 other subspecies known.
This subspecies usually reaches around 2 meters in length. Large triangular head. Coloration is dark brown to black with beige to yellowish-beige transversal lines, often forming networks of blotches and zig-zag bands.
Range and habitat
This subspecies is endemic to northern Australia. The species occurs in Australia and 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