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Pythonidae (python)

Reptilia - Squamata - Pythonidae

Taxonomy
Pythoninae was named by Fitzinger (1826). It is extant.

It was reranked as the family Pythonidae by Cope (1871), Cope (1875), Zittel (1890) and Vidal and Hedges (2002).

It was assigned to Alethinophidia by Fitzinger (1826); to Peropoda by Cope (1871) and Cope (1875); to Ophidia by Zittel (1890); to Boidae by Kuhn (1946); to Henophidia by Vidal and Hedges (2002); to Booidea by Scanlon (2001) and Lee and Scanlon (2002); and to Macrostomata by Longrich et al. (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1826Pythoninae Fitzinger
1871Pythonidae Cope p. 238
1875Pythonidae Cope p. 21
1890Pythonidae Zittel p. 628
1946Pythoninae Kuhn p. 62
2001Pythoninae Scanlon p. 6
2002Pythoninae Lee and Scanlon
2002Pythonidae Vidal and Hedges p. 983
2012Pythoninae Longrich et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
suborderOphidia(Latreille 1804)
Serpentes()
infraorderAlethinophidia
Henophidia
familyPythonidae(Fitzinger 1826)
familyPythonidae(Fitzinger 1826)

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available