Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source. Import

Name Relationship
Broghammerus timoriensis (Peters, 1876) Preferred
Python timoriensis (Peters, 1876) Synonym
Liasis amethystinus var. timoriensis Peters, 1876
Liasis petersii HUBRECHT 1879
Australiasis timoriensis Wells & Wellington, 1984
Morelia timoriensis Welch, 1988

The Reptile Database

Name Relationship
Broghammerus timoriensis PETERS 1876 Preferred
Liasis amethystinus var. timoriensis PETERS 1876: 533 (non MÛLLER 1843)
Liasis petersii HUBRECHT 1879: 17
Python timorensis — BOULENGER 1893: 85
Python timorensis — DE ROOIJ 1917: 25
Morelia timoriensis — KLUGE 1993
Python timoriensis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 181
Austroliasis timorensis – HOSER 2000
Australiasis timorensis – HOSER 2004
Python timorensis – HENDERSON & POWELL 2007
Broghammerus timoriensis — RAWLINGS et al. 2008
Broghammerus timoriensis — SCHLEIP & O’SHEA 2010

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Python timoriensis PETERS 1876 Preferred
Liasis amethystinus timoriensis PETERS 1876
Liasis petersii HUBRECHT 1879
Morelia timoriensis KLUGE 1993
Python timorensis BOULENGER 1893

GBIF national node classification resource: Germany

Name Relationship
Python timoriensis Preferred
Liasis amethystinus timoriensis PETERS 1876


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