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Taxonomy of the genus Malayopython Biodiversity of the family Pythonidae

Bibliography of the genus
Malayopython (Malayan Pythons)

(Reptilia: Serpentes: Pythonidae)

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Malayopython in general

Hoser, R.T. 2013. The taxonomy of the snake genus Broghammerus Hoser, 2004 revisited, including the creation of a new subgenus for Broghammerus timoriensis (Peters, 1876). Australasian Journal of Herpetology 16: 19-26.

Hoser, R.T. 2014. New snake taxa from Australasia, Asia and Africa. Australasian Journal of Herpetology 23: 13-21.

Reynolds, R.G.; Niemiller, M.L.; Revell, L.J. 2014. Toward a Tree-of-Life for the boas and pythons: multi locus species-level phylogeny with unprecedented taxon sampling. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 71: 201-213.

Malayopython reticulatus

Anonymous. 1968. Reticulated pythons - a first. Animal Kingdom 71(4): 29.

Abel, F. 1998. Status, population biology and conservation of the water monitor (Varanus salvator), the reticulated python (Python reticulatus), and the blood python (Python curtus) in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia - project report north Sumatra. Mertensiella 9: 111-117.

Araki, K.; Onaka, S.; Nishi, H. 1988. Breeding reticulate python, Python reticulatus, at Takarazuka Zool. and Bot. Gardens. (2) Mating, laying and artificial incubation. Journal of Japanese Association of Zoological Gardens and Aquariums 30(1): 1-5.

Auliya, M. 2002. A trap designed for capturing Python reticulatus (Serpentes: Pythonidae) in the wild. Hamadryad 27(1): 142-145.

Auliya, M.; Abel, F. 2000. Zur Taxonomie, geographischen Verbreitung und Nahrungsökologie des Netzpythons (Python reticulatus). 1. Einleitung, Material und Methode, Taxonomie und geographische Verbreitung. Herpetofauna (Weinstadt) 22(127): 5-18.

Auliya, M.; Abel, F. 2000. Zur Taxonomie, geographischen Verbreitung und Nahrungsökologie des Netzpythons (Python reticulatus). 2. Nahrungsökologie, Danksagung und Literatur. Herpetofauna (Weinstadt) 22(128): 19-28.

Auliya, M.; Mausfeld, P.; Schmitz, A.; Böhme, W. 2002. Review of the Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus Schneider, 1801) with the description of a new subspecies. Naturwissenschaften 89(5): 201-213.

Auliya, M.A. 2006. Taxonomy, life history and conservation of giant reptiles in west Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). Natur und Tier-Verlag, Münster. 432 pp.

Barker, D.; Barker, T. 1995. Big snake bites. Vivarium (Lakeside) 7(2): 36-40.

Barker, D.G. 2008. Will they come in out of the cold? Observations of large constrictors in cool and cold conditions. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 43(6): 93-97.

Barker, D.G.; Barten, S.L.; Ehrsam, J.P.; Daddono, L. 2012. The corrected lengths of two well-known giant pythons and the establishment of a new maximum length record for Burmese pythons, Python bivittatus. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 47(1): 1-6.

Betmead, D.; Hugh Jones, T. 1987. The care of a juvenile reticulated python. Snake Keeper 1(5): 15.

Biswas, S.; Acharjyo, L.N. 1976. Notes on the skin sloughing of reticulated python in captivity. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 73(1): 224.

Booth, W.; Schuett, G.W.; Ridgway, A.; Buxton, D.W.; Castoe, T.A.; Bastone, G.; Bennett, C.; McMahan, W. 2014. New insights on facultative parthenogenesis in pythons. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 112(3): 461-468.

Brongersma, L.D. 1947. Zoological notes from Port Dickson. 1. Amphibians and reptiles. Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) 27: 300-308.

Clarke, E.; Reichard, U.H.; Zuberbühler, K. 2012. The anti-predator behaviour of wild white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66(1): 85-96.

Coborn, J. 1981. Oviposition in the reticulated python Python reticulatus. Rephiberary 42: 6.

Cock Buning, T. de 1979. Feeding behavior and the morphology of thermoreceptors in Python reticulatus. Japanese Journal of Herpetology 8(2): 64.

Cock Buning, T. de; Dullemeijer, P. 1977. Thermoreceptors in Python reticulatus. Acta morph. neerl.-scand. 15(3): 237-239.

Cock Buning, T. de; Poelman, R.E.; Dullemeijer, P. 1978. Feeding behaviour and the morphology of the thermoreceptors in Python reticulatus. Netherlands Journal of Zoology 28(1): 62-93.

Cox, M.J. 1997. Reticulate pythons (Python reticulatus) in Bangkok. Reptile & Amphibian Magazine 46(March-April): 20-24.

Dathe, H. 1959. Erstaunliche Lebensfähigkeit einer Riesenschlange. Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde 29: 71-72.

Dowling, H.G. 1961. How old are they and how big do they grow? Animal Kingdom 64: 171-175.

Ellis, A.G. 1934. Python egg and young. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 9(3): 329-330.

Esmond, E. 1955. Note on the rearing and growth-rate in captivity of a reticulated python, Python reticulatus (Schneider). Mem. Hong Kong Biol. Circle 3(6): Unpaginated.

Fredriksson, G.M. 2005. Predation on sun bears by Reticulated Python in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 53(1): 165-168.

Funk, R.S. 1979. Python reticulatus in east Pakistan (=Bangladesh), correction of an erroneous record. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 14(3): 92.

Gairdner, K.G. 1914. Sluggishness of a python. Journal of the Natural History Society of Siam 1(2): 125-126.

Gairdner, K.G. 1915. Notes on the fauna and flora of Ratburi and Petchaburi districts (Part II). Journal of the Natural History Society of Siam 1(3): 131-156.

Gay, M. 1990. The reticulated python in captivity. ASRA (Association for the Study of Reptilia and Amphibia) Journal 4(1): 3-6.

Gibb, I.O. 1979. Breeding of reticulated python. IZN (International Zoo News) 26(4): 23.

Gursky, S. 2002. Predation on a wild spectral tarsier (Tarsius spectrum) by a snake. Folia Primatologica 73(1): 60-62.

Headland, T.N.; Greene, H.W. 2011. Hunter-gatherers and other primates as prey, predators, and competitors of snakes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108(52): E1470-E1474.

Honegger, R.E. 1970. Beitrag zur Fortpflanzungsbiologie von Boa constrictor und Python reticulatus (Reptilia, Boidae). Salamandra 6(1-2): 73-79.

Honegger, R.E. 1971. Beitrag zur Fortpflanzungsbiologie einiger tropischer Reptilien. Freunde Kölner Zoo 4 [1970]: 175-179.

Hoser, R.T. 2004. A reclassification of the Pythoninae including the descriptions of two new genera, two new species and nine new subspecies. (Continued from Crocodilian 4(3), 2003). Crocodilian 4(4): 21-39.

Jacobson, E. 1938. Reutenslagen en Hun Prooi [Python reticulatus]. De Tropische Natuur 1986: 49-51.

Jakel, T.; Henke, M.; Weingarten, B.; Kliemt, D.; Seidinger, S. 1997. In vitro cultivation of the vascular phase of Sarcocystis singaporensis. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 44(4): 293-299.

Kaiser, H.; Taylor, D.; Heacox, S.; Landry, P.; Sánchez, C.; Ribeiro, A.V.; Araujo, L.L. de; Kathriner, A.; O'Shea, M. 2013. Conservation education in a post-conflict country: five herpetological case studies in Timor-Leste. Salamandra 49(2): 74-86.

Kalaiarasan, V. 1990. Captive breeding of the reticulated python (Python reticulatus). Cobra (Madras) 1: 9-11.

Kalki, Y.; Schramer, T.D.; Wylie, D. 2018. On the occurrence of Malayopython reticulatus (Schneider, 1801) (Squamata: Pythonidae) on mainland India. Herpetology Notes 11: 703-708.

Kardong, K.V.; Berkhoudt, H. 1998. Intraoral transport of prey in the reticulated python: tests of a general tetrapod feeding model. Zoology (Jena) 101(1): 7-23.

Kock, D.; Schroder, H. 1981. Die Gattung Python in Bangladesh (Reptilia: Serpentes: Boidae). Salamandra 17(3-4): 112-118.

Kölner Aquarium am Zoo 1989. Nachwuchs beim Netzpython. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 42(12): 716.

Kopstein, F. 1927. Over het verslinden van menschen door Python reticulatus. De Tropische Natuur 1927(4): 65-67.

Krishnamurthy, V. 1995. An account of the treatment of a regal python (Python reticulatus) at the Madras Snake Park. Cobra (Madras) 19: 17-20.

Kumar, S.S.; Chandrakasan, S. 2011. Breeding of captive Reticulated Python Broghammerus reticulatus from the Nicobar Islands. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 108(3): 233-234.

Kumar, S.S.; Saxena, A.; Chandrakasan, S. 2011. Captive breeding of the reticulated python Python reticulatus in Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. Herpetological Bulletin 117: 28-30.

Lederer, G. 1944. Nahrungserwerb, Entwicklung, Paarung und Brutfürsorge von Python reticulatus (Schneider). Zoologische Jahrbücher (Abteilung für Anatomie) (Jena) 68: 363-398.

Lim, B.L. 1958. Colour patterns of some Malayan snakes. Malayan Nature Journal 12: 116-118.

Lim, B.L.; Waters, J.P.J.; Omar, A.R. bin 1960. Observations on some captive snakes. Malayan Nature Journal 14: 181-187.

Lim, N.T.L.; Ng, P.K.L. 2008. Predation on Manis javanica by Python reticulatus in Singapore. Hamadryad 32(1): 62-65.

Low, M.R.; Bickford, D.P.; Tan, M.; Neves, L.C. 2016. Natural history notes: Malayopython reticulatus (Reticulated Python). Diet. Herpetological Review 47(1): 148-149.

Luiselli, L.M.; Bonnet, X.; Rocco, M.; Amori, G. 2012. Conservation implications of rapid shifts in the trade of wild African and Asian pythons. Biotropica 44(4): 569-573.

Matz, G.; Matz, J. 1971. Les boides ou serpents constricteurs. 2. Python Daudin 1803. Aquarama 5(15): 29-33.

McCarty, V.O.; Cox, R.A.; Haglund, B. 1989. Death caused by a constricting snake - an infant death. Journal of Forensic Sciences 34(1): 239-243.

Mukherjee, S.; Santra, V.; Gautam, A. 2012. Reticulated Python, Python reticulatus (Schneider, 1801) in Hooghly, West Bengal, India. Proceedings of the Zoological Society (Calcutta) 65(2): 114-117.

Murray-Dickson, G.; Ghazali, M.; Ogden, R.; Brown, R.; Auliya, M. 2017. Phylogeography of the Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus ssp.): Conservation implications for the worlds' most traded snake species. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182049

Natusch, D.J.D.; Lyons, J.A.; Mumpuni; Riyanto, A.; Khadiejah, S.; Mustapha, N.; Badiah; Ratnaningsih, S. 2016. Sustainable management of the trade in Reticulated Python skins in Indonesia and Malaysia. Occasional Papers of the IUCN Species Survival Commission 61: 1-46

Nettelbeck, A.R. 1995. Predation on barking deer by reticulated python and dholes in Khao Yai National Park. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 43(2): 369-373.

O'Shea, M.; Lazell, J.D. 2008. Geographic distribution: Python reticulatus (Reticulated Python). Philippines: Batanes Province. Herpetological Review 39(4): 486.

O'Shea, M.; Temsiripong, Y.; Lynam, A.J. 2004. Natural history notes: Python reticulatus (Reticulated Python). Site selection, sleeping, and escape behavior. Herpetological Review 35(1): 71-72.

Ott, B.D.; Secor, S.M. 2007. Adaptive regulation of digestive performance in the genus Python. Journal of Experimental Biology 210(2): 340-356.

Panouse, R. de la; Pellier, C. 1973. Ponte d'un python reticule (Python reticulatus) eleve en terrarium, et incubation des oeufs. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Zoologie) (Paris) 79(1973): 37-48.

Peters, U. 1981. Drei bemerkenswerte Nachzuchten: Netzpython, Nashorn-Leguan und Gopher-Schildkröte. Aquarium (Bornheim) 15(139): 33-37.

Peters, U. 1982. The breeding of endangered reptiles, a success story. Zoologische Garten 52(1): 21-28.

Petzold, H.G. 1980. Wie lang wird die 'grosste Riesenschlange der Erde'? Aquarien Terrarien 27(11): 375-379.

Rathinasabapathy, B.; Kalaiarasan, V. 1995. Observation on sloughing in reticulated python (Python reticulates). Animal Keepers' Forum 22(6): 223-225.

Reed, R.N.; Rodda, G.H. 2009. Giant constrictors: biological and management profiles and an establishment risk assessment for nine large species of pythons, Anacondas, and the boa constrictor. U S Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1202: 1-302.

Reichard, U. 1998. Sleeping sites, sleeping places, and presleep behavior of gibbons (Hylobates lar). American Journal of Primatology 46(1): 35-62.

Riquier, M. 1998. Status, population biology and conservation of the water monitor (Varanus salvator), the reticulated python (Python reticulatus), and the blood python (Python curtus) in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia - project report Kalimantan. Mertensiella 9: 119-129.

Rohde, B. 1987. Bericht über eine erfolgreiche Vermehrung von Python reticulatus. Aquarien Terrarien 34(2): 62-64.

Rose, P. 2007. The long and short of it; insular morphs of Python reticulatus, Schneider 1801. Herptile 32(3): 116-119.

Roule, L. 1927. Note sur deux pieces d'ichthyologie et d'erpetologie recemment entrees au Museum. Bulletin du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris) 1927: 217.

Schwertner, P. 1980. Einige Verhaltensweisen des Netzpython. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 33(3): 102-103.

Shine, R.; Ambariyanto; Harlow, P.S.; Mumpuni 1999. Reticulated pythons in Sumatra: biology, harvesting and sustainability. Biological Conservation 87(3): 349-357.

Shine, R.; Harlow, P.S.; Keogh, J.S.; Boeadi 1998. The allometry of life-history traits: insights from a study of giant snakes (Python reticulatus). Journal of Zoology (London) 244(3): 405-414.

Shine, R.; Harlow, P.S.; Keogh, J.S.; Boeadi 1998. The influence of sex and body size on food habits of a giant tropical snake, Python reticulatus. Functional Ecology 12(2): 248-258.

Sims, K.J. 1973. A note on the hatching of a clutch of reticulated python (Python reticulatus) eggs. Malayan Nature Journal 23(4): 173.

Smith, M.A. 1937. A Bangkok python. Journal Siam Soc. (Nat. Hist. Suppl.) 11(1): 61-62.

Sy, E.Y.; Tan, E.K. 2015. Geographic distribution: Malayopython reticulatus (Reticulated Python). Herpetological Review 46(2): 220.

Tsuji, Y.; Prayitno, B.; Suryobroto, B. 2016. Report on the observed response of Javan Lutungs (Trachypithecus auratus mauritius) upon encountering a Reticulated Python (Python reticulatus). Primates 57(2): 149-153.

Twigger, R. 1999. Big Snake: The Hunt for the World's Longest Python. Victor Gollancz, London. 319 pp.

Ussher, C.A. 1979. Brunei's largest snake. Brunei Museum Journal 4(3): 180-181.

Uyeda, L.T.; Entang, I.; Azhari, P.; Pamungkas, J.; Wirsing, A.; Dyes, R.C. 2016. The role of traditional beliefs in conservation of herpetofauna in Banten, Indonesia. Oryx 50(2): 296-301.

Wall, F. 1926. The reticulate python Python reticulatus (Schneider). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 31: 84-90.

Webb, G.J.W.; Vardon, M.J.; Boeadi 1996. An assessment of the harvest levels and status of three species of reptile (Varanus salvator, Python reticulatus and P. curtus) in Indonesia. pp. 75-82. In: Kitchener, D.J. & Suyanto, A. (eds.). Proceedings of the first international conference on Eastern Indonesian-Australian vertebrate fauna held at Manado, Indonesia, November 22-26, 1994. Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia. 174 pp.

Wiens, F.; Zitzmann, A. 1999. Predation on a wild slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) by a reticulated python (Python reticulatus). Folia Primatologica 70(6): 362-364.

Williamson, M.A. 1967. Notes on the growth rate of Python reticulatus. Herpetologica 23: 130-132.

Woellner, K. 2007. Unbekannte Vielfalt: Farb - und Zeichnungsvarianten den Netzpythons (Python reticulatus). Reptilia (D) 12(64): 70-74.

Wöllner, K. 2011. Der Netzpython - Python reticulatus. Natur und Tier-Verlag, Münster. 64 pp.

Xanten, W.A. 2014. Natural history notes: Python reticulatus (Reticulated Python). Diet. Herpetological Review 45(1): 147.

Zylka, A. 1981. [The reticulate python - the largest snake in Asia]. (In Polish). Wszechswiat 1981(12): 283-284.

Malayopython timoriensis

Anonymous. 1970. Python timorensis Müller, 1844 (Reptilia): specific name suppressed under the plenary powers. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 27: 178-179.

Kratzer, H. 1973. Seltenes Angebot: Timor-Python! Aquarium Aqua Terra 7(48): 244-245.

Luiselli, L.M.; Bonnet, X.; Rocco, M.; Amori, G. 2012. Conservation implications of rapid shifts in the trade of wild African and Asian pythons. Biotropica 44(4): 569-573.