Revival of GTR

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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:01 am

Westley, you shouldn't have :lol:

That is a rather vague clue although.
I am going to assume it's a rat snake and probably a very common one at that, so lets try narrow it down a bit.
Is it on the North American Continent?
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:10 am

Not North America and not particularly common.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:33 am

Well now I'm stumped, that did not narrow it down like I had hoped.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Jamster » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:36 pm

Radiated rat snake?
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:37 pm

I swear if its that simple Jamster, I am going to kick myself.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:12 pm

Nope, but your distribution is getting a lot closer than North America.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:45 am

Okay, let's speed this up a bit.

The species was originally considered as a ratsnake, but I think in 1891 it's uniqueness was observed and it was placed into a genus of it's own, of which it is still the only species.

I guess it would still be considered a ratsnake, although this is not included in it's common name. It has two common names, one of which is quite majestic.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:52 am

Ok this one really got to me, so I hope its right.
Gonyophis margaritatus - Rainbow or Royal tree snake.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:55 am

Haha, yup you got it.

Gonyophis margaritata - Rainbow or Royal tree snake. It used to be part of Gonyosoma in the old days.

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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Jamster » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:10 am

Are these available in SA? If not, why? And how much? That is one amazing snake!
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Primogen » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:25 am

Wow that is a stunning snake, I think it still looks like a rat snake especially the head with that Orthriophis/Gonyosoma shape almost a cross between the two.

Ok I have a reptile in mind for the next one but need a good clue so will post it soon.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Westley Price » Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:45 am

I doubt there are any of these in captivity anywhere in the world.

They are just too rare I recon and even pictures of them are rare.
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Jamster » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:04 am

Such a pity...That is a seriously beautiful snake.
1.0-reticulated python (Ripcord)
1.1-burmese pythons
5.5-brown house snakes
1.0-taiwanese ratsnake
3.8-BCI
1.1-corn snakes
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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Jamster » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:19 am

Found this pic too

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Re: Revival of GTR

Postby Bushviper » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:06 pm

Never even heard of this snake before. Stunning specimens. I hope somebody cracks the code on breeding them.
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