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Jungle Carpet Python

Jungle carpet python is a subspecies of snake occurring in Queensland, Australia. Like all pythons, the snake is nonvenomous and kills its prey by constriction. The subspecies is carnivorous and semi-arboreal.

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

    Length 5 to 7 ft
    Color Pattern of black and yellow against a tan or black background; underbelly is generally white
    Distribution North Queensland (Australia)
    Habitat Lush tropical and subtropical forests near waterbodies
    Diet Small mammals, frogs, birds, lizards
    Venom Fact Non-venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Average Lifespan In wild: 15 to 20 years
    In captivity: 30 or more years

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    Published on January 8th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 14th September 2023.

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