Habitat & Range
This completely arboreal species is found in tropical rainforests, monsoon forests, dense thickets of bamboo or vines and forest margins that contain bushes and shrubs.
This species is found in New Guinea, various islands in Indonesia, and the northern tip of Australia (Cape York).
Green Tree Python
The vivid emerald green coloration and disruptive pattern of spots and stripes provides camouflage for these highly arboreal snakes as they rest or move through the dense vegetation in the trees. When resting, they are virtually invisible – a useful adaptation for these patient predators.
IUCN Status: Not evaluated
Green tree pythons are vulnerable due to their restricted range and habitat loss in these areas. They are also highly prized by reptile collectors due to their brilliant color.
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