Aspidites melanocephalus, commonly known as the black-headed python, is a non-venomous snake native to Australia. It is a large snake, reaching up to 2.5 meters in length, with a black head and a light brown body. Its distinguishing features include a broad head, a short tail, and a series of dark spots along its back. It is found in a variety of habitats, including woodlands, grasslands, and rocky areas. Its lifespan is typically 10-20 years, and its current population is stable.
Name Origin: Aspidites melanocephalus is a species of snake native to Australia. The genus name, Aspidites, is derived from the Greek word aspis, meaning "shield," referring to the scales on the snake's head. The species name, melanocephalus, is derived from the Greek words melas, meaning "black," and kephalos, meaning "head," referring to the black head of the snake.
Related Species: Aspidites ramsayi, Morelia spilota, Morelia viridis, Python curtus, Python regius, Python sebae