Common Tree-snake (species: Dendrelaphis punctulatus) in Crowdy Bay NP (Gaia Guide)
Dendrelaphis punctulatus
Common Tree-snake

©Geordie Torr: Green tree-snake

©Geoffrey Shuetrim and Alex Heath: Green Tree Snake

©David Witherall and Silas Gregory: Tree Snake, Dendrelaphis punctulatus, Cairns
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Family Colubridae
Genus Dendrelaphis
Species Dendrelaphis punctulatus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 200 cm (Length of specimen)


Interesting facts

  • When you look at a bird it is always good to remember that birds evolved from dinosaurs and that you are looking at a dinosaur. When you see a snake then, you are looking at a Mosasaur, a giant sea reptile that ruled the oceans.
    You can also imagine the 50 foot long snake (about 5 cars long) that ate crocodiles, and if you see this snake, you may be lucky and see one with a beautiful blue colour.


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Common tree-snake (Dendrelaphis punctulatus)

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