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Rough Scaled Python

Rough scaled python is a large python species found in Australia only. It is regarded as one of Australia’s rarest snakes. The species is very much crepuscular and is known to be docile in nature. There are no subspecies of this species.

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

    Length Around 2 m
    Color Light honey-tan with dark reddish-brown markings
    Distribution Northwestern Western Australia
    Habitat Rocky valleys
    Diet Small mammals, birds
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 10 to 14 eggs
    Incubation Period 71 to 73 days in captivity
    Reproductive Age Male: 18 months of age
    Female: 30 months of age

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

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