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Oenpelli python

Oenpelli python (Morelia oenpelliensis)
Arnhem Escarpment, Northern Territory
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Morelia oenpelliensis - (Gow, 1977)
Pronunciation  more-AY-lee-ah   OWE-en-pell-ee-EN-siss
Etymology  Morelia: unknown, but possibly after the town in Mexico.
oenpelliensis: 'from Oenpelli'.
Other names  Oenpelli rock python
Python oenpelliensis 
Total length
Species avg: 350 cm
Species max: 430 cm
Clutch size
Average: 10
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory


Tropical woodlands, sandstone gorges and escarpments.

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