Rough-scaled Python


Morelia carinata or the Rough-scaled Python

Did you know...

  • Rough-scaled python was only scientifically recognized in 1981.
  • The Rough-scaled Python was found in a very remote part of the Western Australian Kimberley region.
  • The Rough-scaled Python is unique among Australian pythons in having keeled (rough) scales.
  • Living in such a remote environment has made studying this snake in the wild almost impossible. As such:

- their diet in the wild is unknown, but birds may be a large part of it. - the function of the keeled scales is unknown, but may help the snakes wedge themselves into crevices.

Where Rough-scaled Pythons dwell in Australia:

Rough-scaled Python