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Bibliography of sources relating to Australasian Python taxonomy
- as at end 2000


Aplin, K. 1999. 'Amateur' Taxonomy in Australian Herpetology - Help or Hindrance? Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society 10 (2/3):104-109.

Banks, C. B. 1974, 'Australian Pythons' Herptile, edition No.4:21-23.

Banks, C. B. 1980 'Pythons of the genus Morelia'. A.S.R.A. Journal 2 (2):37-42.

Barker, D. G. and Barker, T. M. 1994a, Pythons of the World, Volume 1, Australia, Advanced Vivarium Systems Inc, California, USA:189 pp.

Barker, D. G. and Barker, T. M. 1994b. 'The maintenance and reproduction of a little-known python, Liasis mackloti savuensis: the Savu python's first year in captivity', The Vivarium 5(6):18-21.

Barker, D. G. and Barker, T. M. 1995. 'A new Python in Captivity from New Guinea, The New Guinea Carpet Python and the Sawu Python - a correct common name', The Vivarium 6(6):30-33.

Barker, D. G. and Barker, T. M. 1999, 'A tapestry of Carpet Pythons', Reptiles May:48-71.

Barnett, B. F. 1979, 'Captive breeding and a novel egg incubation technique of the Children's Python (Liasis childreni)', Herpetofauna, 11(2):15-18.

Barnett, B. F. 1987, 'The Eastern Children's Python in Captivity', Thylacinus (ASZK), 12(1):10-19.

Barnett, B. F. 1993. 'The Amethystine Python (Morelia amethystina): Captive keeping, reproduction and growth', Monitor:Bulletin of the Victorian Herpetological Society 4(3):77-128.

Barnett, B. F. 1999, 'The Eastern Children's Or Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosus) in Captivity', Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society, 10(2/3):14-23.

Browne-Cooper, R. 1998, 'Predation on a Ridge-tailed Monitor (Varanus acanthurus) by a Pygmy Python (Antaresia perthensis)', Herpetofauna 28(2):49.

Bulian, J. 1994. 'Ten years of breeding Liasis mackloti mackloti', Litteratura Serpentium 14(2):46-56.

Chiras, S. 1982, 'Captive reproduction of the Children's Python, Liasis childreni', Herpetological Review, 13(1):14-15.

Cogger, H. G. 1983, Zoological Catalogue of Australia: 1 Amphibia and Reptilia, Australian Government Printing Service, Canberra, ACT, Australia. 319 pp.

Cogger, H. G. 1986, Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, (Fourth Edition), A. H. and A. W. Reed, Sydney, Australia:688 pp.

Cogger, H. G. 1992, Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, (Fifth Edition), Reed Books Pty. Ltd, Sydney, Australia:752 pp.

Comber, P. 1999. 'Diurnal Activity in Carpet Pythons (Morelia spilota subsp.)', Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society, 10 (2/3):13.

Covacevich, J. and Limpus, C. 1973 'Two large winter aggregations of three species of tree climbing snake in southeastern Queensland', Herpetofauna, 6 (2):16-21.

Dunn, R. W. 1979, 'Breeding Childrens' Pythons Liasis childreni, at Melbourne Zoo.', International Zoo Yearbook, 19:89-90.

Ehmann, H. 1992, Encyclopedia of Australian Animals - Reptiles, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, Australia:495 pp. (Series editor Ronald Strahan).

Fearn, S. 1996. 'Captive growth of a Carpet Python Morelia spilota', Litteratura Serpentium, 16(4):94-101 (originally published in Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society 7(3):169-179 (May 1996).

Gow, G. F. 1977. 'A new species of Python from Arnhemland', Australian Zoologist 19(2):133-139.

Gow, G. F. 1981 'A new species of Python from central Australia', Australian Journal of Herpetology, 1(1)29-34.

Gow, G. F. 1989, Graeme Gow's Complete Guide to Australian Snakes, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, Australia:171 pp.

Greer, A. E. 1997. The Biology and Evolution of Australian Snakes, Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW:370 pp.

Heijden, B. V. D. 1988, 'Breeding behaviour of Liasis childreni', Litteratura Serpentium (English Edition), 8 (2):58-61.

Hoser, R.T. 1980, 'Further records of aggregation of various species of Australian snakes.' Herpetofauna 6(2):16-22.

Hoser, R. T. 1981a 'Australian Pythons (part 1), Genera Chondropython and Aspidites', Herptile 6 (2):10-16.

Hoser, R. T. 1981b 'Australian Pythons (part 2), The smaller Liasis'. Herptile 6 (3):13-19.

Hoser, R.T. 1981c 'Australian Pythons (part 3), The larger Liasis', Herptile 6 (4):3-12.

Hoser, R.T., 1982. 'Australian Pythons (part 4), Genus Morelia and Python carinatus, followed by discussions on the taxonomy and evolution of Australasian Pythons', Herptile 7 (2):2-17.

Hoser, R. T. 1988 'Problems of python classification and hybrid pythons', Litteratura Serpentium 8(3):134-139.

Hoser, R. T. 1989, Australian Reptiles and Frogs, Pierson and Co. Sydney, Australia:238 pp.

Hoser, R. T. 1990, 'Pairing behavior in Australian Snakes', Herptile, 15 (3):84-93.

Hoser, R. T. 1991a, 'Further notes on hybrid Australian Pythons', Herptile, 16 (3):110-115.

Hoser, R. T. 1991b, Endangered Animals of Australia, Pierson Publishing, Mosman, NSW, Australia. 240 pp.

Hoser, R. T. 1992, 'Search for the Ant-hill Python Antaresia perthensis (Stull, 1932)', Litteratura Serpentium (English Edition), 12 (1):13-19.

Hoser, R. T. 1993a, 'Children's Pythons and Lookalikes (the childreni complex).' Reptilian 1 (7):10-15, 20-21.

Hoser, 1993b. Smuggled:The Underground Trade in Australia's Wildlife, Apollo Books, Mosman, NSW:160 pp.

Hoser, R. T. 1995. 'Ant-hill Pythons', Reptiles, 3(5):10-16.

Hoser, R. T. 1996. Smuggled-2: Wildlife Trafficking, Crime and Corruption in Australia, Kotabi Publishing, Doncaster, Victoria:280 pp.

Hoser, R. T. 1999a. 'Hybridisation in Carpet Snakes Genus: Morelia Serpentes: Pythoninae) and other Australian Pythons', Herptile 24 (2): 61-67 and cover.

Hoser, R. T. 1999b. 'Australia's Dwarf Pythons: Genus Antaresia', Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society, 10(2/3):24-32.

Hoser, R. T. 1999c. 'Ant-hill Pythons (Antaresia perthensis) in the wild and in captivity', Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society, 10(2/3):33-37.

Hoser, R. T. 1999d. 'Herpetology in Australia - Some comments', Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society 10 (2/3):113-118.

ICZN 1991. 'Three works by Richard W. Wells and C. Ross Wellington: proposed suppression for nomenclatorial purposes', Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 48 (4):337-338.

Irvine, W. 1976, 'Letter to the editor', Herpetofauna 8 (1):9.

Kend, B. 1992, 'The Small Pythons of Australia', Paper presented at the International Herpetological symposium (IHS) June 25-28, 1992. (To be published in the annual publication of the IHS).

Kend, B. 1997. Pythons of Australia. Canyonlands Publishing Group, Utah, USA:206 pp.

Kend, B. and Kend, S. 1992, 'Care and Husbandry of Some Australian, New Guinean, and Indonesian Pythons', Reptile and Amphibian Magazine, Mar/Apr 1992, (Runs 10 pp.)

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Kluge, A. G. 1993, 'Aspidites and the Phylogeny of Pythonine Snakes', Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 19, 1 December:77 pp.

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Krauss, P. 1995. 'Woma husbandry and captive breeding', Litteratura Serpentium 15(2):40-46. (originally published in Thylacinus 17(2):2-5, 1992).

Maguire, M. 1990, 'Accidental cannibalism of Children's Pythons (Liasis maculosus)', Herpetofauna, 20 (1):33.

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Maryan, B. 1984, 'The occurrence of the Children's Python (Liasis childreni) on Dirk Hartog Island, W. A.', Herpetofauna, 15 (2):48.

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Murdoch, W. 1999. 'Caring for Green Pythons (Chondropython (=Morelia) viridis) in captivity', Monitor - Journal of the Victorian Herpetological Society 10 (2/3):4-10.

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Ross, R. A. 1973, 'Successful mating and hatching of Children's Python, Liasis childreni, HISS-NJ, 1 (6):181-182.

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RAYMOND HOSER has been a herpetologist for over 30 years. He's published over 100 papers and nine books. His principal interest is elapid snakes of the genus Acanthophis.

The above was from the paper - A revision of the Australiasian Pythons.
(Originally published in Ophidia Review 1(1) in "Autumn" 2000 - (Publication date: October 2000), pp. 7-27).

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