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Do you know your GTP localities?
I have some spare time on my hands so I thought I'd run a little experiment.
Here are six photos of green pythons. Can you correctly identify their locality and provide a justification? Who cares if you think you might be wrong - have a go, it's just for fun.
No clues sorry.. except that none of them are crosses etc.
- 24-Jun-12, 05:09 PM #2
I shouldn't expose my lack of knowledge (and justification) but what the hell.
1/ Aru / Yapen
2/ Sorong / Lereh
3/ Lereh / Sorong
4/ Could be anythin - Southern PNG
6/ ?? Aru ?
Last edited by Waterrat; 24-Jun-12 at 05:32 PM.
merauke and merauke x sorongs mayberegards
- 24-Jun-12, 05:31 PM #4
Sorry, to avoid any confusion, they are from very broad localities. I.e., not specifics like Yapen (southern New Guinea, Australia, etc). I also would be keen to hear any justification for answers
1. Wamena (guess) Possible Biak around head
2.Sarong (Blue triangles and colouring)
4.Aru (guess, cannot see belly)
5.Aussie (head shape and colour)
6.Aru Blue spots
Either way good post and please tell us why what their locale is and the difference between each and variance that may occur?
Aru, Merauke, Wamena, Jayapura (?), Australia, Aru.....
Hi Jeffa. They are all wild animals. I.e., no inter-bred localities/hybrids. I will provide the answers tomorrow night.
- 24-Jun-12, 05:56 PM #10
No.5 - Cape York - yellow scales amongst white ones, head shape and typical remains of brown juvenile markings turned blue.
The rest ???
Last edited by Waterrat; 25-Jun-12 at 08:07 AM.
Not specifics like Aussies? ***? How about
Reason I do not know what the broadness of localities entails?
No Aussies, no southern PnG?
Chondro Virides? What do I win?
Sorry for the confusion Jeffa - that was my bad English! What I meant was there are no very specific local animals like Yapens - the snakes pictured are from broad locals like southern New Guinea and Australia.
2,3 and 4 Aussies. the rest png?
- 24-Jun-12, 06:14 PM #14
Dan, I think I know what you're getting at - specific morphological characters that differentiate GTPs from different localities. I am not sure what kind of answers are you expecting other than north / south PNG, Indo, CY even that would be pretty impossible. Me think LOL
When you ask for "localities", on what scale?
I am not looking for any answer in particular. Neither do I expect people to know micro-localities I am interested to see peoples views on the "localities" of the individuals pictured based upon the known stereotypes for green pythons. This includes the typical locals like Merauke, Sorong, Lereh, Jayapura, Wamena, Biak, Aru, Aussie, etc that appear in books by Maxwell and Kivit and Wiseman.
It's really just for fun and to see some cool critters
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