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Family PYTHONIDAE Fitzinger, 1826

General References

Barker, D.G., Barker, T.M., Davis, M.A. & Schuett, G.W. 2015. A review of the systematics and taxonomy of Pythonidae: an ancient serpent lineage. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 175: 1–19

Cogger, H.G., Cameron, E.E. & Cogger, H.M. 1983. Amphibia and Reptilia. In, Walton, D.W. (ed.). Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service Vol. 1 vi + 313 pp. [200-201]

Kluge, A.G. 1993. Aspidites and the phylogeny of pythonine snakes. Australian Museum Records Supplement 19: 1-77

McDiarmid, R.W., Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. A taxonomic and geographic reference. Vol. 1. Washington D.C. : Herpetologists’ League pp. 511.

McDowell, S.B. 1975. A catalogue of the snakes of New Guinea and the Solomons, with special reference to those in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Part II. Anilioidea and Pythoninae. Journal of Herpetology 9: 1-79 [30]

Rawlings, L.H., Rabosky, D.L., Donellan, S.C. & Hutchinson, M.N. 2008. Python phylogenetics: inference from morphology and mitochondrial DNA. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society of London 93: 603-619

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

Schleip, W.D. & O'Shea, M. 2010. Annotated checklist of the recent and extinct pythons (Serpentes, Pythonidae), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy, and distribution. ZooKeys 66(29-79)

Underwood, G. & Stimson, A.F. 1990. A classification of the pythons (Serpentes, Pythoninae). Journal of Zoology, London 221(4): 565–603


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
06-Sep-2017 PYTHONIDAE Fitzinger, 1826 24-Feb-2017 MODIFIED