Green Tree Pythons2017-12-18T12:49:26+00:00

Green Tree Python

Morelia viridis

Commonly known as the green tree python, or as it is known in the herpetoculture hobby, Chondro (due to its former classification in the genus Chondropython) is a species of python found in New Guinea, islands in Indonesia, and Cape York Peninsula in Australia.

The green tree python is characterized by a relatively slim body. The relatively long tail accounts for about 14% of the total length. The head is large and clearly defined from the neck. The snout is large and angular. The body is triangular in cross section with a visible spine. The species usually reaches a total length of 150–180 cm (4.9–5.9 ft), but large females may reach 200 cm (6.6 ft). The size also varies depending on the region of origin. The weight is highly dependent upon the nutritional status of the animal. Males can weigh about 1.1–1.4kg (2.4–3.1 lb), females up to 1.6kg (3.5 lb), although wild specimens are typically much lighter than this. Especially large specimens that can weigh up to 2.2 kg (4.9 lb) are invariably females, which like most snakes are slightly larger and heavier than males.