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New Guinea Amethystine (or Scrub) Python
Morelia amethistina


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Distribution:- New Guinea and nearby islands (Bismarck Islands, Trobriand Islands, d'Entrecasteaux Islands, Louisiade Islands, Aru Islands, Kai Islands). It is NOT found in Australia. Australian specimens previously regarded as a subspecies are Morelia kinghorni
Comments:-This species belongs to the Amethystine python complex comprising of 5 seperate species. It grows up to approximately 7 metres (6ft) but is avery bulky snake - some sources report lengths up to 3 metres (10ft)

Similar species in the Amethystine python complex are:-

Morelia kinghorni:- Australian Scrub (or Amethystine) Python

Morelia clastolepis Moluccan Python or Seram Scrub Python

Morelia nauta Tanimbar Python

Morelia tracyae Halmahera Scrub Python

 

 

 

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