If you answered, C) Emerald tree boa, you are correct.The green tree python and emerald tree boa are a great example of parallel evolution. The green tree python looks and acts much like its South American relative, the emerald tree boa. However, the resemblance in appearance and behavior are nearly all the two have in common. Boas bear live young, while python species are oviparous. This means that they lay eggs that hatch outside of the body.
Green tree pythons spend much of their time coiled around branches, situated so that their head lies right in the middle of their coils, similar to a saddle laying over a branch. The vivid emerald green coloration and disruptive pattern of spots and stripes provides camouflage for these highly arboreal snakes as they rest or move through the dense vegetation in the trees.
When resting, they are virtually invisible – a useful adaptation for these patient predators. Green tree pythons hunt for small mammals, reptiles and birds.
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