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The snake is an adult specimen found on the coastal plains near Perth, Western Australia).
South-West Australian Carpet SnakeMorelia imbricata (Smith, 1981)
* Morelia imbricata (Smith, 1981) - The south-west Australian population of carpet snakes. They are characterised by an imbricate pattern, hence their scientific name. They also occur on some islands off the SA coast.
The above was from the paper - A revision of the Australiasian Pythons.
(Originally published in Ophidia Review 1(1) in "Autumn" 2000 - (Publication date: October 2000), pp. 7-27).
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