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Taxonomy of the family Pythonidae
Bibliography of the genus Bothrochilus
Biodiversity of the family Pythonidae


Bismarck Ringed Python and White-lipped Pythons

Bismarck-Ringpython und Wei▀lippenpythons

Bismarckpyton og HvidlŠbede Pythoner

1842 Nardoa Gray (type species: Nardoa schlegelii Gray 1842; syn. Stimson 1969)
1843 Bothrochilus Fitzinger (type species: Tortrix boa Schlegel 1837)
1879 Leiopython Hubrecht (type species: Leiopython gracilis Hubrecht 1879; syn. Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell 2014)
1901 Nardoana Berg [substitute name for Nardoa Gray 1842]
Contents: 7 species, of which 5 (71.4%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of Morelia by Underwood & Stimson (1990), but as a valid genus by most subsequent works (e.g., Kluge 1993; Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell 2014). Leiopython was revalidated as a separate genus by Kluge (1993), but subsequently synonymized with Bothrochilus (Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell 2014). However, Schleip (2014) retained Leiopython as a valid genus, pending further studies. It was previously included in Liasis (e.g., Stimson 1969).
Distribution: Australia (Queensland [incl. Torres Strait Islands]), Indonesia (Biak, Salawati, Waigeo, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Duke of York, Mussau, New Britain, New Ireland, Umboi], d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Normanby], Eastern New Guinea, North Solomon Islands).

Bothrochilus albertisii

Northern White-lipped Python, (D'Albertis' Python)

N÷rdliche Wei▀lippenpython

Nordlig HvidlŠbet Pyton, (D'Albertis' Pyton)

1878 Liasis Albertisii Peters & Doria
Liasis fuscus albertisii Stull 1935
Bothrochilus albertisii Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983
Lisalia albertisii Wells & Wellington 1984
Morelia albertisii Underwood & Stimson 1990
Leiopython albertisii Kluge 1993
1879 Leiopython gracilis Hubrecht (Schleip 2008)
2000 Leiopython albertisii barkeri Hoser [nomen nudum; see Schleip 2008]
2009 Leiopython albertisi barkerorum Hoser 2009

Remarks: Presence of in Normanby Island (d'Entrecasteaux Islands) was considered doubtful by Schleip (2008, as Leiopython), but verified by Kraus (2013).
Distribution: Indonesia (Salawati, Waigeo, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Mussau], d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Normanby], Eastern New Guinea).

Bothrochilus albertisii
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Bothrochilus biakensis

Biak White-lipped Python



2008 Leiopython biakensis Schleip
Bothrochilus biakensis Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell 2014

Distribution: Indonesia (Biak).

Bothrochilus boa

Bismarck Ringed Python, Ringed Python, Barred Python, (New Guinea Dwarf Python)

Bismarck-Ringpython, Neuguinea-Zwergpython


1837 Tortrix boa Schlegel
Bothrochilus boa Fitzinger 1843
Nardoa boa Boulenger 1893
Liasis boa McDowell 1975
Morelia boa Underwood & Stimson 1990
1842 Nardoa schlegelii Gray (Stimson 1969)

Remarks: Records from mainland New Guinea, Tokelau, and Indonesia are regarded as erroneous (McDowell 1975).
Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Duke of York, New Britain, New Ireland, Umboi], North Solomon Islands).

Bothrochilus fredparkeri

Karimui White-lipped Python, Karimui Basin White-lipped Python



2008 Leiopython fredparkeri Schleip
Bothrochilus fredparkeri Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell 2014

Introduced to: USA (Florida).
Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).

Bothrochilus huonensis

Huon White-lipped Python



2008 Leiopython huonensis Schleip
Bothrochilus huonensis Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell 2014

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).

Bothrochilus meridionalis

Southern White-lipped Python

SŘdliche Wei▀lippenpython

Sydlig HvidlŠbet Pyton

2000 Leiopython hoserae Hoser (syn. Schleip 2014)
Bothrochilus hoserae Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell 2014
2014 Leiopython meridionalis Schleip
Bothrochilus meridionalis Midtgaard 2019

Distribution: Australia (Queensland: Torres Strait Islands), Indonesia (Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).

Bothrochilus montanus

Wau White-lipped Python



2000 Leiopython albertisii bennetti Hoser (syn. Schleip 2014)
Leiopython bennettorum Schleip 2008 [justified emendation]
Bothrochilus bennettorum Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell 2014
2014 Leiopython montanus Schleip
Bothrochilus montanus Midtgaard 2019

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).