Distribution: Australia (North Territory)
Type locality: Pitchie Ritchie Park, Alice Springs, 23° 42'S, 133° 51'E, N. T.
- Common names: Bredl's python, Centralian python, Centralian carpet python, central Australian carpet python, Bredl's carpet python, central Australian Bredl's carpet python, central Bredl's carpet python.
This is a heavily built species with adults approaching or exceeding 2 m (6 ft 5 in) in total length. Many captive specimens have been recorded at 3 m (9 ft 9 in) and slightly longer. The color pattern consists of a brown to reddish ground color with a highly variable pattern of pale intrusions. There are normally black borders around the intrusions that become more extensive around the tail. The belly is yellowish to pale cream.
Prefers very arid desert areas. Normally arboreal, inhabiting ranges and rocky outcrops.
- McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
- "Morelia bredli". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 11 September 2007.
- Centralian Carpet Python, Morelia spilota bredli at the Snake Ranch. Accessed 11 April 2008.
- Gow, G.F. 1981. A new species of python from central Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology 1 (1): 29-34. (Python bredli)
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