Liasis fuscus PETERS, 1873
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Liasis fuscus?
|Higher Taxa||Pythonidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: (Brown) Water python|
G: Brauner Wasserpython
|Synonym||Liasis fuscus PETERS 1873|
Liasis cornwallisius — GÜNTHER 1879: 85
Nardoa crassa MACLEAY 1886: 66
Liasis fuscus — BOULENGER 1893: 78
Liasis fuscus — DE ROOIJ 1917: 16
Bothrochilus fuscus — COGGER et al. 1983: 203
Morelia fusca - UNDERWOOD & STIMSON 1990
Liasis fuscus — BARKER & BARKER 1994
Liasis fuscus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 168
Liasis fuscus — COGGER 2000: 606
Katrinus cornwallisius — HOSER 2000
Katrinus fuscus — HOSER 2001
Katrinus fuscus jackyae HOSER 2003
Liasis fuscus — SCHLEIP & O’SHEA 2010
Liasis fuscus — REYNOLDS et al. 2014
Liasis fuscus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 383
|Distribution||Australia (North Territory, Queensland, West Australia),|
Papua New Guinea
Type locality: “Port Bowen” [= Port Clinton, Queensland] Map legend:
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: ZMB 7840|
|Comment||Might be synonymous to Liasis mackloti. HOSER (2001) erected the questionable new genus Katrinus which he diagnoses by the following criteria: “Katrinus are separated from Antaresia by having a single loreal rather than two or more. Katrinus are separated from Leiopython by having two pairs of prefrontals as opposed to having a pair. Katrinus are separated from Liasis by usually having 55 or less mid-body rows (Liasis usually has over 60).” Katrinus was named after Hoser’s mother, Katrina.|
The two subspecies jackyae differs from fuscus in having “darker upper lips with speckling or even dark blotches”.
|Etymology||Named after Latin “fuscus”, meaning dark or dusky.|