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Oenpelli Python

Oenpelli python is a large nonvenomous constrictor snake endemic to the Northern Territory of Australia. It is regarded as the world’s rarest python. The snake has the ability to change its color. The species is nocturnal and an ambush predator.

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

    Other Names Oenpelli Rock Python
    Length More than 4 m
    Color Dark olive brown with dark blotches; cream to yellow belly
    Distribution Northern Territory (Australia)
    Habitat Densely vegetated sandstone rock outcrops, woodland, heathland, open rocky plains
    Diet Rodents, birds, other mammals like possum or large macropods
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 10 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 100 days

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    Published on January 11th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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