Aspidites melanocephalus

Aspidites melanocephalus

Aspidites melanocephalus

(Black-headed Python)

FAMILY

Pythonidae

Species

Aspidites melanocephalus

Common name

Black-headed Python

Main colour

Brown and cream

Body size

To 2.5 m long

Location

Townsville

Description

This python differs from other pythons in that there are no heat sensitive pits on the lower jaw. It usually occurs in open forest and woodland areas. It preys on other reptiles, birds and mammals. The body is banded brown and cream, this contrasts with the shiny black head, neck and throat.