List of pythonid species and subspecies

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Python molure 13.JPG
Indian python, P. molurus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Pythonidae
Fitzinger, 1826

This is a list of all genera, species and subspecies of the family Pythonidae, otherwise referred to as pythonids or pythons. It follows the taxonomy of McDiarmid et al. (1999),[1] which is available online through ITIS.,[2] updated with additional recently described species.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  2. ^ "Pythonidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 11 September 2007. 
  3. ^ Harvey MB, Barker DG, Ammerman LK, Chippindale, PT. 2000. Systematics of pythons of the Morelia amethistina complex (Serpentes: Boidae) with the description of three new species. Herpetological Monographs 14: 139-185
  4. ^ Keogh JS, Barker DG, Shine, R. 2001. Heavily exploited but poorly known: systematics and biogeography of commercially harvested pythons (Python curtus group) in Southeast Asian Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 73:113-129
  5. ^ Schleip W. 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: 645–667