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Species page for: Black Python or Boelen’s python (Morelia boeleni)


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A brief snippet about Black \ Boelen’s python

A brief introduction to the species will be inserted here ..... coming soon! In the interim we have a number of links on the species, listed on this page.

 




 
Natural Habitat
Boelen's python slithers to extinction - The Jakarta Post.com

Hunted and hounded, rare Boelen's python slithers to extinction Features - April 03, 2001 By Bayu Dwi Mardana Kusuma
JAKARTA (JP): In terms of survival, Boelen's python has the odds stacked against it. For one, its gorgeous coloring makes it a favorite of snake and reptile collectors the world over. Second, it fares poorly in captivity, outside the cool climes of its natural Irian Jaya habitat.

Forests of New Guinea - Boelen's Python - World Wildlife Fund

Boelen's Python (Morelia boeleni) A non-venomous snake that is on average 6-8 feet in length, the coloration of this species is striking. The upper part of the snake is a shiny black with a purple-blue iridescence. It has white, diagonal markings on the lower part of its body which cover the first third of the snake, white "bars" on its lips. Endemic to New Guinea (it's found only there), Boelen's python lives in the mid-montane rainforests of PNG and seems to favor humidity and low light - almost nothing is known of its activities in the wild.

Morelia boeleni - Virtual Museum of Natural History


 
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Fact Sheet - VPI


 
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Breeding detail - Herps.com

Scientific name: Morelia boeleni Common name: Boelen's Python, Black Python Range: Papua New Guinea and Eastern Irian Jaya This site is here for one primary reason, to show case my collection and generate sales. With that said, I am going to go into detail on the history of the Boelen's python market and briefly explain, with facts, why our baby Boelen's are like no other in the industry. I say our and we, meaning my partner in this project, Jason Baylin.


 
Pictures
Boelen's Python

Boelen's Python (New Guinea Black Python)

Center for Reptile and Amphibian Research

Morelia boeleni is found throughout Papua New Guinea in cloud forests with elevations of 5500-7000 feet. It is a difficult python to maintain in captivity. We have been working with New Guinea yellow banded Boelens pythons for six years, and we have had some very rewarding experiences with these difficult animals.

Centralpets.com - photos

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More Info.
Boelens Pythons Group - website comming soon


 
Other Info.
Don Patterson Pythons and Boas

John Hollister Boelen's Pythons

Boelen's pythons have long been an aspiration for me, since I saw my first one around 1973. It was a very large one on exhibit at the San Antonio Zoo, under the care of Joe Laszlo. I finally acquired a pair in February, 2000.
They are a sizeable snake, attaining lengths of 15' or more. As neonates they are mostly red. Then they become red and yellow. As they age and grow, the color changes to black and yellow (or white.)


 

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