About this object

Large python with long, broadly triangular head and slender neck. Colour varies with race but mostly beige or brown with dark brown, blackish or grey blotches, crossbands or stripes, some forms are dark olive above with cream or yellow blotches forming a diamond-shaped pattern. Length up to 4 m.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    58.102.2
  • Scientific name
    Morelia spilota (Lacepede, 1804)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SERPENTES BOIDAE
  • Common name
    Carpet Python
  • Collector
    P H Burn
  • Date collected
    1957-10-27
  • Place collected
    Oceania: Australia: Queensland: Brisbane
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by G. Mack, Director, Queensland Museum, 1958
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: J.9753; previous number: 1958.102.2
Object view = Natural Science
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