Malayopython reticulatus (Schneider, 1801) Reticulated Python

Mulcahy, Daniel G., Lee, Justin L., Miller, Aryeh H., Chand, Mia, Thura, Myint Kyaw & Zug, George R., 2018, Filling the BINs of life: Report of an amphibian and reptile survey of the Tanintharyi (Tenasserim) Region of Myanmar, with DNA barcode data, ZooKeys 757, pp. 85-152: 85

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.757.24453

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:559E4F4F-7C35-4380-89D5-BA42A5D38004

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/82D32BF5-0301-DD27-9763-1C4E569925A1

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scientific name

Malayopython reticulatus (Schneider, 1801) Reticulated Python
status

 

Malayopython reticulatus (Schneider, 1801) Reticulated Python  Fig. 5A

Description.

Female, maturity uncertain, 119 cm SVL, 18.5 cm TailL.

Natural history notes.

The specimen was collected in a fisherman’s net, in the stream, near Camp 1.

General Distribution.

Widespread, Bangladesh through Southeast Asia to Philippines and the Maluku Islands.

Molecular Data.

No molecular data available.

Comments.

We note that the genus name Broghammerus  is not nomenclaturally available for the Reticulated Python, because it was promulgated in a herpetological blog, which did not and does not meet the International Nomenclatural Code’s criteria for the valid establishment of formal taxonomic names. A recent study ( Reynolds et al. 2014) has proposed the name Malayopython  for the clade containing the M. reticulatus  and M. timoriensis  .

Specimens examined.

Specimen remained in FFI field office in Yangon, but it was subsequently destroyed.

Specimens examined.

USNM Herp Image 2892

Red List status.

NE; CITES II.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Pythonidae

Genus

Malayopython