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EMERALD TREE BOA
Corallus caninus


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Distribution:- South America in the Amazon Basin.

Including  Colombia, Ecuador, Peru,  Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Suriname and the Guianas

Comments:- Grows to approximately 1.8 metres (6ft)

Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus
Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus photographed at the Reptile Jungle, UK

Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus
Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus photographed at the Reptile Jungle, UK

Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus
Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus photographed at the Reptile Jungle, UK

Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus
Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus photographed at the Reptile Jungle, UK


Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus
The Emerald tree boa, Corallus caninus resembles the Green tree python,( Morelia viridis), from  New Guinea and  Australia. This is an example of convergent evolution.

Emerald Tree Boa, Corallus caninus
The most obvious difference between the species is the location of the heat sensing pits on the sides of the head,
which are on the top lips of Emerald tree boas and on the bottom lips of Green tree pythons

LINKS

Corallus caninus
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