Anilios is a genus of snakes in the family Typhlopidae.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Typhlopidae
Genus: Anilios
Gray, 1845
Type species
Anilios australis[1][2]
Gray, 1845

Geographic range

Species of the genus Anilios are found predominantly in Australia, with a few species located in New Guinea.


The following 47 species are recognized as being valid.[3]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Anilios.


  1. ^ Stejneger, Leonhard (1904). "Herpetology of Porto Rico". Report of the United States National Museum. 1902: 683.
  2. ^ Savage, Jay M.; Boundy, Jeff (2012). "On the Type Species of the Snake Generic Name Anilios Gray, 1845 (Serpentes: Typhlopidae)" (PDF). Herpetological Review. 43 (4): 537–538. hdl:10088/29946.
  3. ^ Genus Anilios at The Reptile Database

Further reading

  • Gray JE (1845). Catalogue of the Specimens of Lizards in the Collection of the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Edward Newman, printer). xxviii + 289 pp. (Anilios, new genus, p. 135).

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