Captive Breeding of Green Tree Python, Chondropython viridis, with Remarks on the Role of This Method for Conservation

Nikolai L. Orlov

Abstract


The data presented include information about captive breeding results of green tree python, Chondropython viridis: temperature and humidity regimes, cage sizes, clutch size, duration of incubation and first shedding of neonates. Captive breeding of this species could be considered as a model for breeding of tropical rain forest snakes in conservation programs.

Keywords


Reptilia; Boidae; Chondropython viridis; captive breeding; conservation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2019-2-%25s-65-67

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