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How to tell the difference between EMERALD TREE BOA AND GREEN TREE PYTHON !!!

when you look up emerald tree boa, like 30% of the photos are mislabeled green tree pythons 

if u look up corallus caninus, the latin name for ETB, it’s better, but still some are green tree pythons, omg how confusing for the world of google   

TWO EASIEST WAYS TO TELL: 

1. The heat pits: ETB have a long line of heat pits above their mouth that starts from the front of their snout and continues all the way back to the back of their mouth. GTP only have six distinct triangular-shaped heat pits above their lip in the very front, like other morelia species.

2. Scale count: ETB have some distinctive large, flat scales on their snout. GTP have a much higher scale count on their snout- small and round and all over the place.

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT, ONLY TWO EASY WAYS, NOW YOU BRAG THAT YOU CAN DISTINGUISH BETWEEN ETB AND GTP, SUCH A SNAKE EXPERT!!!