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Chonropython/Morelia

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Posted by: rayhoser at Tue Jan 13 05:44:27 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rayhoser ]  
   

Gents, since about the year "dot" the similarity between the two named genera has been known and that may in part explain the stated connection between the two by various authors.
Sam McCDowalls papers from the 1970's and 1980's spoke at length about this and he referred to the former as merely an extreme form of the latter (in those sorts of terms).
In the mid 1980's the McDowall papers were widely referred to indeed and may have played a part in the mindset of the other author's you've named, BUT perhaps you may wish to direct the questions their way. Most have e-mail addresses.
BTW Wulf, thanks for your agreement that the idea of lumping the various Australiasian pythons into a single genus is wrong. That corroborates the mindest of both myself and Richard Wells, who on this point (I think) speak with a united front.
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A REVISION OF THE AUSTRALASIAN PYTHONS (2000)
A REVISION OF THE AUSTRALASIAN PYTHONS (2000)


   

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