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Simalia oenpelliensis (GOW, 1977)

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Higher TaxaPythonidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Oenpelli Rock Python
G: Oenpelli-Python 
SynonymPython oenpelliensis GOW 1977
Nyctophilopython oenpelliensis — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Morelia oenpelliensis — KLUGE 1993
Morelia oenpelliensis — MATTISON 1995: 177
Morelia oenpelliensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 173
Morelia oenpelliensis — COGGER 2000: 613
Nyctophilopython oenpelliensis — HOSER 2001
Morelia oenpelliensis — MATTISON 2007: 179
Simalia oenpelliensis — REYNOLDS et al. 2014
Morelia oenpelliensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 453
Simalia oenpelliensis — BARKER et al. 2015: 13
Morelia oenpelliensis — COGGER 2014: 828 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: 6.5 km south-west of Oenpelli (12°21’S, 133°01’E), NT, Australia  
TypesHolotype: NTM R0840 
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  • 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
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  • Gow, G.F. 1977. A new species of python from Amhem Land. Australian Zoologist 19: 133—139
  • Hoser, Raymond 2000. A Revision of the Australasian pythons. Ophidia Review 1: 7-27
  • Kluge, Arnold G. 1993. Aspidites and the phylogeny of Pythonine snakes. Rec. Austral. Mus. (Supplement 19): 1-77 - get paper here
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  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Murphy, John C. & Tom Crutchfield 2019. Giant Snakes - A Natural History. Book Services, 345 pp. - get paper here
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - 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
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
  • Winchell, S. 2009. Pythons Australiens. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (79): 16-27 - get paper here
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