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Green python

green python (Morelia viridis)
Iron range National Park, Queensland
Photo © Nick Stock
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
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

Conservation status

Qld: near-threatened (was rare)
CITES: appendix 2

Conservation notes

Collecting for the pet trade is the biggest threat to the Australian population of this species, but the significance of this threat is not yet known.

General threats

General threats to reptiles, and indeed all native wildlife, include:

Note: these are general threats and may not apply to this particular species.

How you can help

There are many ways you can help our reptiles. Here are my top three suggestions:

  1. donate to a habitat restoration organisation
  2. ensure your carbon footprint is as small as possible
  3. donate to another habitat restoration organisation
Notes and disclaimer
This information may not be complete. While all care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in this page, primary sources should always be consulted for definitive information. Animals have an endearing habit of disobeying the rules, so the information on this page should be interpreted with a degree of flexibility.
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