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Bothrochilus meridionalis (SCHLEIP, 2014)

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Higher TaxaPythonidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesSouthern whitelip python 
SynonymLeiopython hoserae HOSER 2000
Leiopython hoserae — SCHLEIP 2008
Bothrochilus hoserae — REYNOLDS et al. 2014
Leiopython meridionalis SCHLEIP 2014 (nom. nov.)
Bothrochilus meridionalis — REYNOLDS et al. 2014 (by implication)
Leiopython hoserae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 366
Leiopython meridionalis — BARKER et al. 2015 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Western Province)

Type locality: Wipim, Western Province, Papua New Guinea  
TypesHolotype: AMNH R-107150 
  • Barker, D. G., Barker, T. M., Davis, M. A. and 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): 1-19; doi: 10.1111/zoj.12267 - get paper here
  • Hoser, Raymond 2000. A Revision of the Australasian pythons. Ophidia Review 1: 7-27
  • 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
  • Schleip, Wulf D 2008. Revision of the Genus Leiopython Hubrecht 1879 (Serpentes: Pythonidae) with the Redescription of Taxa Recently Described by Hoser (2000) and the Description of New Species. Journal of Herpetology 42 (4): 645 - get paper here
  • Schleip, Wulf D. 2014. Two New Species of Leiopython Hubecht, 1879 (Pythonidae: Serpentes): Non-Compliance with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature Leads to Unavailable Names in Zoological Nomenclature. Journal of Herpetology Jun 2014, Vol. 48, No. 2: 272-275. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Werning, H. 2009. Das Serpentarium des Snakeparadise in Eschlikon in der Schweiz. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (79): 76-82 - get paper here
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