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.

The Reptile Database

Name Relationship
Broghammerus reticulatus SCHNEIDER 1801 Preferred
Boa reticulata Schneider 1801 Synonym
Boa rhombeata Schneider 1801
Boa phrygia SHAW 1802
Coluber javanicus SHAW 1802
Python schneideri MERREM 1820
Python reticulatus — FITZINGER 1826
Python schneiderii — CUVIER 1831: 96
Python reticulatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1844: 426
Python reticulatus — BOULENGER 1893: 85
Python reticulatus — SMITH 1943: 109
Python reticulatus — HENDRICKSON 1966: 67
Morelia reticulatus — WELCH 1988
Python reticulatus — KLUGE 1993
Python reticulatus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 429
Python reticulatus — COX et al. 1998: 14
Python reticulatus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 179
Broghammerus reticulatus — HOSER 2004
Broghammerus reticulatus dalegibbonsi HOSER 2004
Broghammerus reticulatus euanedwardsi HOSER 2004
Broghammerus reticulatus haydnmacphiei HOSER 2004
Broghammerus reticulatus neilsonnemani HOSER 2004
Broghammerus reticulatus patrickcouperi HOSER 2004
Broghammerus reticulatus stuartbigmorei HOSER 2004 (nom. dub.)
Broghammerus reticulatus — RAWLINGS et al. 2008
Broghammerus reticulatus jampeanus (Auliya et al., 2002)
Python reticulatus jampeanus — DE LANG & VOGEL 2005
Broghammerus reticulatus jampeanus — RAWLINGS et al. 2008 (by implication)
Broghammerus reticulatus saputrai (Auliya et al., 2002)
Python reticulatus saputrai — DE LANG & VOGEL 2005
Broghammerus reticulatus saputrai — RAWLINGS et al. 2008 (by implication)

Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: April 2013

Name Relationship
Python reticulatus SCHNEIDER 1801 Preferred
Boa phrygia SHAW 1802
Boa reticulata Schneider 1801
Boa rhombeata Schneider 1801
Broghammerius reticulatus HOSER 2004
Broghammerius reticulatus dalegibbonsi HOSER 2004
Broghammerius reticulatus euanedwardsi HOSER 2004
Broghammerius reticulatus haydnmacphiei HOSER 2004
Broghammerius reticulatus neilsonnemani HOSER 2004
Broghammerius reticulatus patrickcouperi HOSER 2004
Broghammerius reticulatus stuartbigmorei HOSER 2004
Coluber javanicus SHAW 1802
Morelia reticulatus WELCH 1988
Python schneideri MERREM 1820


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