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Green Tree Python (Morelia viridis) | by Thor Hakonsen
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Green Tree Python (Morelia viridis)

Morelia viridis is a non-venomous python species found in New Guinea, various islands in Indonesia, and the Cape York Peninsula in Australia. Completely arboreal with a striking green color. No subspecies are currently recognized

 

Adults average 90-120 cm (3-4 feet) in length, with a maximum grow to about 213 cm (7 ft). The supralabial scales have thermoreceptive pits.[2]

 

The color pattern is vivid green with a broken vertebral stripe of white or dull yellow. Spots of the same color, or blue spots, may be scattered over the body. Cyanomorphs are also known to occur

  

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Taken on March 21, 2008