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Amethystine Python (Morelia amethistina) This snake is also commonly known as the Scrub Python. Inhabiting the rainforest areas of north-east Queensland it is the most 'primitive' species within the Australian python radiation (that is, the one that looks most like the ancestral Asian forms). This very long (sometimes more than 6 metres) but slender snake is also found in New Guinea and may be closely related to some of the other New Guinea pythons. Cairns - Far - North Queensland, Australia.