Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:105
Specimens with Barcodes:105
Species With Barcodes:3
In general, these snakes are arboreal to semi-arboreal, spending much of their life in the forest canopy. Although there are exceptions, most attain adult lengths of 2–3 m (5–8 feet).
|Species||IUCN Status||Taxon author||Subsp.*||Common name||Geographic range|
|M. amethistina||LC||(Schneider, 1801)||5||Amethystine python; Scrub python||Indonesia (Maluku Islands, Timorlaut Islands, Banda, Kai Islands, Aru Islands, Misool, Selawati, most of Western New Guinea, many islands in Geelvink Bay), Papua New Guinea (including Umboi Island, Bismarck Archipelago, Trobriand Islands, the d'Entrecasteaux Islands to Rossel Island, Louisiade Archipelago), and Australia (on some islands in the Torres Strait, the northern Cape York Peninsula south including the Atherton Tableland and the eastern foothills of the Great Dividing Range).|
|M. boeleni||(Brongersma, 1953)||0||Boelen’s python||Indonesia (Western New Guinea in the Wissel Lakes region) and Papua New Guinea (the provinces of Eastern Highlands, Central and Morobe, and Goodenough Island).|
|M. bredli||(Gow, 1981)||0||Bredl’s python; Centralian python||Australia, in the mountains of southern Northern Territory|
|M. carinata||(L.A. Smith, 1981)||0||Rough scaled python||Australia, northwestern Western Australia in the lower sections of the Mitchell and Hunter rivers, just inland from the coast.|
|M. oenpelliensis||(Gow, 1977)||0||Oenpelli python||Australia, Northern Territory, in the sandstone outcrops of western Arnhem Land.|
|(Lacépède, 1804)||6||Carpet python; Diamond python||Indonesia (southern Western New Guinea in Merauke Regency), Papua New Guinea (southern Western Province, the Port Moresby area of Central Province and on Yule Island) and Australia (excluding much of the center and north west of the country).|
|M. viridis||LC||(Schlegel, 1872)||1||Green tree python||Indonesia (Misool, Salawati, Aru Islands, Schouten Islands, most of Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (including nearby islands from sea level to 1,800 m elevation, Normanby Island and the d'Entrecasteaux Islands) and Australia (Queensland along the east coast of the Cape York Peninsula).|
|M. riversleighensis†||(Scanlon, 2001 )||0||n/a||Extinct, remains found in Queensland, Australia.|
- 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).
- Scanlon, J.D. (2001). "Montypythonoides revisited: the Miocene snake Morelia riversleighensis (Smith and Plane, 1985) and the question of pythonine origins". In Hand, S.J., and Laurie, J.R. (eds.). Riversleigh Symposium 1998: Proceedings of a Research Symposium on Fossils from Riversleigh and Murgon, Queensland, held at the University of New South Wales, December, 1998. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 25. pp. 1–35.
- "Morelia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 10 September 2007.
- Auliya, M. (2010). "Morelia amethistina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
- Shine R.A. & Allison, A. (2010). "Morelia spilota". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
- Australasian Reptile & Amphibian Specialist Group (1996). "Morelia spilota ssp. imbricata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
- Auliya, M., Shine R.A. & Allison, A. (2010). "Morelia viridis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
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