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Morelia spilota mcdowelli is a subspecies of Morelia spilota, commonly known as the carpet python, and is informally named the Eastern, Coastal or McDowell's Carpet python.[1][2] The original description and name was published by Wells and Wellington in 1984.[3] It occurs along the northeastern coast of Australia and in New Guinea.

DescriptionEdit

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This is a subspecies of Morelia spilota and usually attains lengths of 2.7-3 m (9-10 feet).

Geographic rangeEdit

Found in Australia in eastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. The type locality given is "Terania Creek, N.S.W." (New South Wales, Australia).[4]

TaxonomyEdit

Placed in synonymy by Underwood and Stimson (1990).[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. Carpet pythons (Morelia spilotes sp.). Care Sheet. Monaro Amphibian & Reptile Keepers (MARK). Retrieved on 2008-10-20.
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