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Jungle carpet python

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  1. charlene Bowden

    charlene Bowden New Member

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    Hi I'm new to this page and my husband has a jungle carpet python.
    Since joining this page I have read one thread about different species of the jungle python well we're there come from. I was wondering if there is anyone on here that would be able to help me identify his jungle python as would love to know more about and to make sure paperwork is right
     
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    Herptology Well-Known Member

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    We would need a picture for that, but if you don’t know, it’s really only guessing, unless you can contact the breeder
     
  3. charlene Bowden

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    Think I added them
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    That looks like a Jungle x Jag to me, though I may be wrong
     
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    Thankyou. Like I said just looking for any info so thank you
     
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    Sdaji APS Veteran APS Veteran

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    That doesn't even make sense. Please don't try to inform people when you're not informed.
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    All you can really say is that it's a Jungle. It's quite a nice one. As far as licensing is concerned, a Jungle is a Jungle. The breeder may know more about locality or lineage, but it's a nice Jungle either way.
     
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    Jag is a gene, not a species.
     
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    Yeah I know it’s a gene, but breeders refer to it as a Jungle x Jag rather than a Jungle x Centralian with a jag morph
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    Damn I’m sorry, I was just saying it because I haven’t seen one in a while, but I did see one this morning at work nd I can definitely say that this snake is a Jungke x Jag
     
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    It’s actually referred to as a jungle jag not jungle x jag
     
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    No, it's not.

    Jag is a single gene mutation. Every snake is either a jag or not a jag. This is not a jag, and it definitely doesn't look like it has been crossed with anything which was a jag; it looks very much like a pure jungle, and there are no pure jungle jags, and virtually all jags are outcrossed to all sorts of things meaning jag siblings almost always come out looking like mudbloods, which this one doesn't.

    Giving out misinformation is harmful not helpful.
     
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    Ok thankyou very much
     
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    It appears to me that from what I've seen in the hobby these days, what are being identified, advertised and accepted as Jungle Pythons come in a variety of dorsal colours and patterns including strong black and yellow banding or blotching, a combination of black and yellow banding and blotching, white or light grey with black banding or blotching and a combination of white or light grey with black banding and blotching. This is evident with a simple Google search for Morelia cheynei and might be the reason why some may consider this snake to be what's referred to in the hobby as a "Jungle Jag".

    However; what appears to be evident with this snake is that the dorsal markings are strikingly similar to the Holotype used to describe the species Morelia cheynei by Wells and Wellington in their "Synopsis of the Class of Reptilia in Australia: Volume 1 No's 3-4 Australian Journal of Herpetology, 1 December 1983. I.E: "Coloration (in formalin): Overall body colour whitish faun with large black, irregular blotches laterally which are transversely aligned. The anterior of the body has a narrow black vertebral stripe extending from the nape along the first quarter of the body, where it dissipates upon contact with with lateral blotches"

    So in all honesty, whether this animal is a result of a pairing of snakes collected from the type locality (or descendants thereof) or something produced through design I believe that this snake can be confidently classified as what's currently accepted as a Jungle Python (Morelia cheynei).

    By the way it is a very nice looking critter.
     
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    Jag is a specific, single gene mutation, like albinism or zebra or axanthic. This is not a jag. Calling it a jungle jag is like calling it an albino jungle or a zebra jungle. It's just flat incorrect.
     
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    Well I'm about to start calling Flaviemys purvisi Wollumbinia latisternum...
     
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    Your forum name has to change too! Back to aussiepride83 if I recall
     
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    Why would it have to change?
     
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    Thankyou very much I appreciate your information
     
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    That is a very nice looking snake

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    Thankyou
     
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