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Morelia bredli (GOW, 1981)

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Higher TaxaPythonidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Centralian (Carpet) Python
G: Bredls Python 
SynonymPython bredli GOW 1981
Morelia bredli — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 172
Morelia bredli — COGGER 2000: 611
Morelia spilota bredli — FYFE 1990
Morelia bredli — MENSE 2006
Morelia bredli — SCHLEIP & O’SHEA 2010
Morelia bredli — REYNOLDS et al. 2014
Morelia bredli — WALLACH et al. 2014: 452 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: Pitchie Ritchie Park, Alice Springs, 23° 42'S, 133° 51'E, N. T.  
TypesHolotype: NTM R4535. 
CommentThis species has been considered a synonym of Morelia spilota by KLUGE 1993, although he remarks that further study is required to to establish the status of this and other taxa among the spilota-complex.

Habitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after Josef "Joe" Bredl (1948-2007), a German-born Australian herpetologist. He created the Edward River Crocodile Farm and was the proprietor ofRenmark Reptile Park, South Australia. 
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  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Fyfe, Greg 1990. Notes on the central carpet python Morelia spilota bredli. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 20 (2): 11-14
  • Gow G F 1981. A new species of Python from central Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology 1 (1): 29-34
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Mense, M. 2004. A Review of the Australo-Papuan Carpet Python complex (Morelia bredli, Morelia carinata and Morelia spilota), with a key to the species. Litteratura Serpentium 24 (4): 178-204
  • Mense, M. 2006. Rautenpythons - Morelia bredli, Morelia carinata und der Morelia-spilota-komplex. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 207 pp. - get paper here
  • Mense, M. 2016. Python-Schönheiten von der anderen Seite der Welt: Morelia, die Baum- und Rautenpythons. Reptilia 21 (118): 18-26 - get paper here
  • Mense, Marc 2005. Rectification on the article 'Mense, Marc, 2004. A Review of the Australo-Papuan Carpet Python complex (Morelia bredli, Morelia carinata and Morelia spilota), with a key to the species. Litteratura Serpentium 25 (1): 42-43 - get paper here
  • Mense, Mark 2010. Welche Schlange für mich? Reptilia (Münster) 15 (86): 51-56 - 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
  • Rössel, D. 2016. Seltenes Ausstellungstier: Morelia bredli im Zoo Frankfurt. Reptilia 21 (118): 40-41 - 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
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - 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.
  • Winchell, S. 2009. Pythons Australiens. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (79): 16-27 - get paper here
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