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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

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


Bismarck Ringed Python



1842 Nardoa Gray (type species: Nardoa schlegelii Gray 1842; syn. Stimson 1969)
1843 Bothrochilus Fitzinger (type species: Tortrix boa Schlegel 1837)
1901 Nardoana Berg [substitute name for Nardoa Gray 1842]
Contents: 1 species, which is 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). Previously included Leiopython.
Distribution: As for the single species.

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).