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








Genus
Malayopython

Malayan Pythons

Malayen-Pythons

Malajpytoner

1830 Constrictor Wagler [not Constrictor Laurenti 1768 (Serpentes)] (type species: Python schneideri Merrem 1820)
2004 Broghammerus Hoser [nomen nudum] (type species: Boa reticulata Schneider 1801; syn. Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell 2014)
2014 Malayopython Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell (type species: Python schneideri Merrem 1820)
Contents: 2 species, of which 1 (50.0%) is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: The two species of this genus were previously included in Python. Hoser (2004) proposed the new genus Broghammerus to include only reticulatus. The phylogenetic analysis of Rawlings, Rabosky, Donnellan & Hutchinson (2008) supported the recognition of the Broghammerus which they redefined to include timoriensis. However, Kaiser, Crother, Kelly, Luiselli, O'Shea, Ota, Passos, Schleip & Wüster (2013) retained it as a synonym of Python. Subsequently, Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell (2014) considered the genus valid, but regarded Broghammerus as a nomen nudum and proposed Malayopython as a new name for the genus.
Distribution: SE. Asia, Malay Archipelago.
Reported from: Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Nicobar Islands], West Bengal), Indonesia (Adonara, Alor, Ambon, Anambas Islands, Aru Islands, Babi, Bacan, Bali, Banda Islands, Banggai Islands, Bangka, Banyak Islands, Belitung, Bisa, Boano, Buru, Buton, Enggano, Flores, Halmahera, Haruku, Hoga, Java, Kabaena, Kalimantan, Karimunjawa Islands, Krakatau, Lembata, Lombok, Muna, Natuna Islands, Nias, Obi, Pantar, Penida, Riau Islands, Romang, Sangir Islands, Saparua, Selayar, Seram, Sertung, Siberut, Simeulue, Sipura, Sula Islands [Sanana], Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sumba, Sumbawa, Talaud Islands, Tanahjampea, Tanimbar Islands [incl. Yamdena], Ternate, Tidore, Togian Islands, Weh, West Timor, Wetar), Laos, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago, Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Tioman)]), Myanmar, Philippines (Babuyan Islands [Dalupiri], Batan Islands [Batan, Itbayat, Sabtang], Bohol, Calamian Islands [Calauit], Catanduanes, Cebu, Leyte, Luzon, Masbate, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Polillo, Samar, Siquijor, Sulu Islands [Basilan, Bongao, Jolo, Siasi, Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi], Tablas), Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

Malayopython reticulatus

Reticulated Python, Regal Python

Netzpython, Gitterpython

Netpyton

1801 Boa Reticulata Schneider
Python reticulatus Gray 1842
Morelia reticulatus Welch 1988
Broghammerus reticulatus Hoser 2004
Malayopython reticulatus Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell 2014
1801 Boa Rhombeata Schneider (Stimson 1969)
1802 Boa Phrygia Shaw (Stimson 1969)
1802 Coluber Javanicus Shaw (Stimson 1969)
1820 Python Schneideri Merrem (Stimson 1969)
2002 Python reticulatus jampeanus Auliya, Mausfeld, Schmitz & Böhme
Broghammerus reticulatus jampeanus Rawlings, Rabosky, Donnellan & Hutchinson 2008 [by implication]
Malayopython reticulatus jampeanus Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell 2014
2002 Python reticulatus saputrai Auliya, Mausfeld, Schmitz & Böhme
Broghammerus reticulatus saputrai Rawlings, Rabosky, Donnellan & Hutchinson 2008 [by implication]
Malayopython reticulatus saputrai Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell 2014

Other common names:
jampeanus: Tanahjampea Reticulated Python
reticulatus: Common Reticulated Python
saputrai: Selayar Reticulated Python
Remarks: Records from New Guinea are considered erroneous (McDowell 1975). Leviton, Siler, Weinell & Brown (2018) did not include Sabtang (Batan Islands) in the distribution of the species. There is a questionable record from Uttar Pradesh (Kanaujia, Kumar & Kumar 2017), which is disregarded herein, since all other records of this species are far to the east of the state.
Introduced to: Puerto Rico, South Africa (Gauteng), USA (Florida).
Distribution: Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Nicobar Islands], West Bengal), Indonesia (Alor, Ambon, Anambas Islands, Aru Islands, Babi, Bacan, Bali, Banda Islands, Banggai Islands, Bangka, Banyak Islands, Belitung, Bisa, Boano, Buru, Buton, Enggano, Flores, Halmahera, Haruku, Hoga, Java, Kabaena, Kalimantan, Karimunjawa Islands, Krakatau, Lembata, Lombok, Muna, Natuna Islands, Nias, Obi, Pantar, Penida, Riau Islands, Romang, Sangir Islands, Saparua, Selayar, Seram, Sertung, Siberut, Simeulue, Sipura, Sula Islands [Sanana], Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sumba, Sumbawa, Talaud Islands, Tanahjampea, Tanimbar Islands [incl. Yamdena], Ternate, Tidore, Togian Islands, Weh, West Timor, Wetar), Laos, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago, Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Tioman)]), Myanmar, Philippines (Babuyan Islands [Dalupiri], Batan Islands [Batan, Itbayat, Sabtang], Bohol, Calamian Islands [Calauit], Catanduanes, Cebu, Leyte, Luzon, Masbate, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Polillo, Samar, Siquijor, Sulu Islands [Basilan, Bongao, Jolo, Siasi, Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi], Tablas), Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.


Malayopython reticulatus
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Malayopython timoriensis

Lesser Sundas Python, (Timor Python)

Sunda-Python, (Timor-Python)

Sundapyton, (Timorpyton)

1876 Liasis amethystinus var. timoriensis Peters [not Python timorensis Müller 1844]
Python timorensis [lapsus] Boulenger 1893
Australiasis timoriensis Wells & Wellington 1984
Morelia timoriensis Welch 1988
Broghammerus timoriensis Rawlings, Rabosky, Donnellan & Hutchinson 2008
Malayopython timoriensis Reynolds, Niemiller & Revell 2014
1879 Liasis petersii Hubrecht (Stimson 1969)

Remarks: Although used widely in the literature, it is recommended to avoid using the name "Timor Python" for this species, since it does not occur in Timor. The only specimen said to have come from this island is the type specimen, which was most probably mislabeled (Lang 2011; O'Shea & Kaiser 2018).
Distribution: Indonesia (Adonara, Flores, Lembata, Lombok, Pantar, Sumbawa).


Malayopython timoriensis
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