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Green python

green python (Morelia viridis)
Iron range National Park, Queensland
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Morelia viridis - (Schlegel, 1872)
Pronunciation  more-AY-lee-ah   vir-ID-iss
Etymology  Morelia: unknown, but possibly after the town in Mexico.
viridis: 'green', for obvious reasons.
Other names  Green tree python
Chondropython viridis 
 
Total length
Species avg: 120 cm
Species max: 200 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Average: 12
Range: 11 - 26
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Range

In Australia, restricted to Iron and McIlwraith Ranges. There are also dubious reports of the species from the Lockerbie Scrub at the tip of Cape York Peninsula.3
Also found in New Guinea, Indonesia and some surrounding islands.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Queensland

Habitat

Rainforests.

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