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Bothrochilus boa (SCHLEGEL, 1837)

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Higher TaxaPythonidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBismarck ringed python 
SynonymTortrix boa SCHLEGEL 1837: 22
Nardoa Schlegelii GRAY 1842 (nomen substitutum pro Tortrix boa SCHLEGEL)
Bothrochilus boa — FITZINGER 1843: 24
Nardoa Schlegelii — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844: 447
Nardoa Schlegelii — JAN 1864
Nardoa boa — BOULENGER 1893: 76
Nardoa boa — DE ROOIJ 1917: 15
Bothrochilus boa — STIMSON 1969
Morelia boa — UNDERWOOD & STIMSON 1990: 602
Bothrochilus boa — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 166
Liasis boa — RAUH 2004
Bothrochilus boa — RAWLINGS et al. 2008
Bothrochilus boa — SCHLEIP & O’SHEA 2010
Bothrochilus boa — REYNOLD et al. 2014 
DistributionBismarck Archipelago, NE New Guinea, Umboi, New Britain, Duke of York, Mioko, Gasmata, New Ireland, New Hannover, Tatau Islands, Nissan Atoll, Bougainville Island (Solomon Islands)

Type locality: New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: MHNP 7172 
CommentType species: Tortrix boa SCHLEGEL 1837 is the type species of the genus Bothrochilus. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S.
  • Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. 1844. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol.6. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 609 pp. - get paper here
  • Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema Reptilium, fasciculus primus, Amblyglossae. Braumüller et Seidel, Wien: 106 pp. - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1842. Synopsis of the species of prehensile-tailed snakes, or family Boidae. Zool. Misc. 2: 41-46
  • Guibé, J. & Roux-Estève, R. 1972. Les types de Schlegel (Ophidiens) présents dans les collections du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Zool. Meded. 47: 129-134 - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1864. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 7. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Philippen, H.D. 2012. Riesenschlangenhaltung im Lauf der Zeit. Terraria Elaphe 2012 (4): 16-21
  • Rauh, J. 2004. Buying reptiles - what to watch for. Reptilia (GB) (33): 31-34 - get paper here
  • Reynolds, R. Graham; Matthew L. Niemiller, Liam J. Revell 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 [published online in 2013] - get paper here
  • Schlegel, H. 1837. Essai sur la physionomie des serpens. Partie Générale: xxviii +251 S. + Partie Descriptive: 606 S. + xvi. La Haye (J. Kips, J. HZ. et W. P. van Stockum) - get paper here
  • Schleip, Wulf D & O’Shea, M. 2010. Annotated checklist of the recent and extinct pythons (Serpentes, Pythonidae), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy, and distribution. ZooKeys 66 (2010) : 29-79 - get paper here
  • Switak, Karl H. 2006. Adventures in Green Python Country. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 364 pp. - get paper here
  • Underwood, Garth & Stimson,A.F. 1990. A classification of pythons (Serpentes, Pythoninae). Journal of Zoology, London 221: 565-603
  • Werner, F. 1899. Beiträge zur Herpetologie der pacifischen Inselwelt und von Kleinasien. I. Bemerkungen über einige Reptilien aus Neu-Guinea und Polynesien. II. Über einige Reptilien und Batrachier aus Kleinasien. Zool. Anz. 22: 371-375, 375-378 - get paper here
 
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