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Rough Scaled Python (Morelia carinata) is possibly the rarest snake in Australia. Only discovered in 1976, this is the only python species to have keeled or 'rough' scales, hence its common name. Endemic to northern Western Australia.

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Rough Scaled Python (Morelia carinata)
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Shannon Wild
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Rough Scaled Python (Morelia carinata) is possibly the rarest snake in Australia.  Only discovered in 1976, this is the only python species to have keeled or 'rough' scales, hence its common name.  Endemic to northern Western Australia.