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Green Tree Python

Green tree python is a type of snake occurring in New Guinea, Indonesia and Australia. Like all pythons, it is a nonvenomous constrictor. The species is mainly arboreal, occasionally residing on the ground. The snake is quite popular in the pet trade.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Pythonidae
    Genus Morelia
    Scientific Name Morelia viridis

    Other Names Green Python, Papuan Tree Python
    Length 150–180 cm; large specimens may measure 200 cm
    Weight Up to 2,200 g
    Color Various shades of green with discontinuous, vertebral stripe running down the back; may have scattered blue, white, and yellow spots over the body
    Distribution New Guinea, Indonesian islands, Cape York Peninsula (Australia)
    Habitat Rainforest
    Diet Small mammals like rodents, sometimes reptiles
    Predators Juveniles are preyed upon by birds of prey
    Venom Fact Nonvenomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 1 to 25 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 50 days in captivity
    Reproductive Age 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan In wild: Around 20 years
    In captivity: Around 35 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on January 10th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 24th August 2019.

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