Morelia (ICZN)

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Morelia (ICZN)


Taxonavigation: Henophidia 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Henophidia

Familia: Pythonidae
Genus: Morelia
Species (4): M. bredli – M. carinata – M. spilota – M. viridis



  • Morelia Gray, 1842
    • Chondropython Meyer, 1874
    • Australiasis]] Wells & Wellington, 1984
    • Nyctophilopython]] Wells & Wellington, 1985
    • Montypythonoides]] Smith & Plane, 1985
    • Lenhoserus]] Hoser, 2000
    • Jackypython]] Hoser, 2009 (unavailable name)
    • Original status: valid subgenus of Morelia
    • Gender: masculine
    • Type species: Python carinatus Smith, 1980
      • Fixation: original designation [p. 23] [and monotypy]


  • Schleip, W.D.; O'Shea, M. 2010: Annotated checklist of the recent and extinct pythons (Serpentes, Pythonidae), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy, and distribution. ZooKeys, 66: 29–79. ISSN: 1313-2970 (online) ISSN: 1313-2989 (print) DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.66.683
  • Kaiser, H., Crother, B.I., Kelly, C.M.R., Luiselli, L., O'Shea, M., Ota, H., Passos, P., Schleip, W. & Wüster, W. 2013: Best practices: in the 21st century, taxonomic decisions in herpetology are acceptable only when supported by a body of evidence and published via peer-review. Herpetological Review, 44: 8–23. [1]

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Rautenpythons
日本語: オマキニシキヘビ属
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