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Liasis mackloti DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1844

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Higher TaxaPythonidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
SubspeciesLiasis mackloti mackloti DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844
Liasis mackloti dunni STULL 1932
Liasis mackloti savuensis BRONGERSMA 1956 
Common NamesE: Macklot's Python
G: Macklots Python 
SynonymLiasis Mackloti DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844: 440
Python timorensis MÜLLER 1844
Python timoriensis — MÜLLER 1857
Liasis corwallisius GÜNTHER 1879
Nardoa crassa MACLEAY 1885
Liasis mackloti — BOULENGER 1893: 79
Liasis mackloti — DE ROOIJ 1917: 17
Liasis fuscus PETERS 1873 (fide KLUGE 1993)
Morelia mackloti — UNDERWOOD & STIMSON 1990: 603
Liasis mackloti — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 169
Katrinus mackloti — HOSER 2001
Liasis mackloti — ESCORIZA BOI 2005
Liasis mackloti mackloti — DE LANG 2011
Liasis mackloti — REYNOLD et al. 2014

Liasis mackloti dunni STULL 1932
Liasis dunni — WALLS 1998
Katrinus mackloti dunni — HOSER 2001
Liasis mackloti dunni — RAWLINGS et al. 2004
Liasis dunni — CARMICHAEL 2007
Liasis mackloti dunni — DE LANG 2011

Liasis mackloti savuensis BRONGERSMA 1956
Liasis savuensis — WALLS 1998
Katrinus savuensis — HOSER 2000
Liasis mackloti savuensis — RAWLINGS et al. 2004
Liasis savuensis — VIDAL et al. 2007
Liasis mackloti savuensis — HENDERSON & POWELL 2007
Liasis mackloti savuensis — DE LANG 2011 
DistributionIndonesia (Savu = Sawoe, Samoa, Alor, Roti, Semau = Samao, Timor, Wetar, Irian Jaya), Timor-Leste,
Papua New Guinea, coastal N Australia

Type locality: Timor 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.
 
TypesLectotype: MHNP 1625 (BRONGERSMA 1968: 57) 
CommentType species: Liasis Mackloti DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844 is the type species of the genus Liasis GRAY 1842: 44 (fide Stimson and McDowell's 1986 request for conservation of Liasis), otherwise the type species is Liasis childreni, see Williams 1987: 69).

Synonymy: Kaiser et al. 2013 considered the generic name Katrinus Hoser 2000 invalid and rejected its use instead of Liasis. See comment on Katrinus in Liasis fuscus.

Hybridization: BANKS & SCHWANER (1984) describe a hybrid between Morelia spilota and Liasis mackloti. 
References
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