Broghammerus reticulatus reticulatus (Schneider, 1801), Schneider, 1801

Teynié, Alexandre, David, Patrick & Ohler, Annemarie, 2010, Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo, Zootaxa 2416, pp. 1-43: 18

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.194395

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scientific name

Broghammerus reticulatus reticulatus (Schneider, 1801)
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Broghammerus reticulatus reticulatus (Schneider, 1801)  

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Material examined. 1 juvenile specimen, photographed and released, Bayur, Province of Sumatera Barat, elev. 500 m.

Taxonomic comments. This species, previously included in the genus Python Daudin, 1803   , is currently divided into three subspecies, of which the nominative occurs in Sumatra ( Auliya et al., 2002).

Distribution on Sumatra. Provinces of Aceh, Sumatera Utara, Sumatera Barat, Riau, Jambi, Bengkulu, Sumatera Selatan, and Lampung ( David & Vogel, 1996). Also the islands of Pulau We, Bangka, Belitung, Enggano, Nias, Simeulue and Mentawai Archipelago and Riau Archipelago ( David & Vogel, 1996).

Biology. This juvenile specimen was found at dawn by a villager near a house on the edge of a forest (November). Several specimens were seen in captivity in Maninjau, Bayur, and Lubuksao.

Although the species seems to be still rather common in the region of Lake Maninjau, it is by all evidence much hunted. Several times, we saw captive specimens in cases or cages. Furthermore, the largest specimen was not longer than 3.5 m, while others were only 2 m long. Larger adults may probably have become rare.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Pythonidae

Genus

Broghammerus