The genus Leiopython was considered monotypic (L. albertisii) until a major revision published by Wolf Scheip (2008): Revision of the Genus Leiopython Hubrecht 1879 (Serpentes: Pythonidae) with the Redescription of Taxa Recently
Described by Hoser (2000) and the Description of New Species. (http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1670/06-182R5.1)
Leiopython, formerly a monotypic genus, now comprises six species, created for the nonvenomous python species, L. albertisii, found in New Guinea. No subspecies are currently recognized. It was first described as an intermediate genus between Liasis and Nardoa. The species was named in honor of Luigi D'Albertis.