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Posted by Brandon Osborne on February 19, 2003 at 15:37:49:
In Reply to: What's the correct taxonomy?? posted by jo_jo_Brown on February 19, 2003 at 14:44:24:
:This is something I've been wondering for a while now. I've seen green tree pythons listed as both Morelia viridis and Chondropython viridis, but which is correct?? Clearly the same animal cannot be a member of two separate genuses. Not being a GTP owner perhaps one of you could clear this up for me. Thanks,
Back in the early 90's Chondropython viridis was changed to Morelia viridis. Taxonomists said chondros were too closely related to those in the Morelia group. The name chondro is still used, because it's easier to say, and type, than green tree python. I hope this helps clear things up a little.