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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: Liasis
Species (4 + 1†): L. fuscus – L. mackloti – L. olivaceus – L. papuanus – †L. dubudingala

Liasis Gray, 1842

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Katrinus Hoser, 2000


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. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.66.683 Open access Reference page.
Reynolds, R.G., Niemiller, M.L. & Revell, L.J. 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. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.11.011 Paywall Reference page.

Liasis is a genus of pythons found in Indonesia, New Guinea and Australia. Currently, three extant species are recognized[2] and one giant fossil species L. dubudingala, estimated to have been around 10 m (33 ft) in length.[3]

Geographic range

They are found in the Indonesia in the Lesser Sunda Islands, east through New Guinea and in northern and western Australia.[1]

Species[2] Taxon author[2] Subsp.*[2] Common name Geographic range[1]
L. fuscus

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Peters, 1873 0 Water python Australia (Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland), the Sir Charles Hardy Islands, Cornwallis Island in the Torres Strait, Papua New Guinea (lower Fly River region) and Indonesia (southern Papua)
L. macklotiT

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A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1844 2 Macklot's python Indonesia in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Roti, Samao, Timor, Wetar and Savu
L. olivaceus

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Gray, 1842 1 Olive python Australia in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland

)*Not including the nominate subspecies
)TType species[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).
"Liasis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 10 September 2007.
Scanlon, J. D.; MacKness, B. S. (2001). "A new giant python from the Pliocene Bluff Downs Local Fauna of northeastern Queensland". Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology. 25 (4): 425. doi:10.1080/03115510108619232. S2CID 85185368.


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