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Green Tree Python

Morelia viridis

Description:

Adults average 120–200 cm (3.9–6.6 ft) in length, with a maximum length (although rare) of about 7 feet. The supralabial scales have thermoreceptive pits. A mostly arboreal species with a striking green or yellow color in adults, the color pattern on this species can vary dramatically from locality to locality. For example, the Aru local is a vivid green with a broken vertebral stripe of white or dull yellow scales, the Sorong local is a bright green with blue highlights and a solid vertical stripe, and the Kofiau local is mostly yellow with varying highlights in white or blue. Cyanomorphs (blue morphs) are also known to occur but are not considered common at this time. Juveniles are polymorphic, occurring in reddish, bright yellow and orange morphs

Habitat:

Its main habitat is in rainforests, bushes, shrubs and trees.


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3 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Hello. This is a captive I guess. Please state that in your spotting and name the zoo or location under "Habitat". Thanks

Norman Celis
Norman Celis 7 years ago

thanks Maria...

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

especially like the third and fourth photos

Norman Celis
Spotted by
Norman Celis

Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

Lat: 14.55, Long: 121.00

Spotted on Jul 8, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012

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