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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
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

References

  1. Wilson, D.; Heinsohn, R.; & Wood, J. (2006). Life-history traits and ontogenetic colour change in an arboreal tropical python, Morelia viridis. Journal of Zoology, 270(3):399-407.
  2. Rawlings, L.H. & Donnellan, S.C. (2003). Phylogeographic analysis of the green python, Morelia viridis, reveals cryptic diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 27(1):36-44. - search web for this article
  3. Wilson, D. & Heinsohn, R. (2007). Geographic range, population structure and conservation status of the green python (Morelia viridis), a popular snake in the captive pet trade. Australian Journal of Zoology, 55(3):147-154.
  4. Wilson, David; Heinsohn, Robert; & Legge, Sarah (2006). Age- and sex-related differences in the spatial ecology of a dichromatic tropical python (Morelia viridis). Austral Ecology, 31:577-587.
 

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