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Diamond Python

Diamond python is a medium to large-sized nonvenomous subspecies of snake found in southeastern Australia. The subspecies is semi-arboreal and mainly nocturnal. Like all pythons, it kills its prey by constriction.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Pythonidae
    Genus Morelia
    Species Morelia spilota
    Scientific Name Morelia spilota spilota


    Length Around 2 m; larger specimens reach up to 4 m
    Weight 4 to 10 kg
    Color Dark olive to black with numerous bunch of yellow or cream scales along the body and tail; white, cream or yellowish underside often with black spots
    Distribution New South Wales and Victoria
    Habitat Heaths, forest, woodland, urban areas
    Diet Small mammals, birds, lizards
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 10 to 20 eggs
    Average Lifespan 15 to 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 8th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 31st July 2018.

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