Anilios

Anilios is a genus of snakes in the family Typhlopidae.

Anilios
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.

Species

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.

References

  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).
Anilios australis

For the South American species called southern blind snake, see Rena unguirostris

Anilios australis, or the southern blind snake, is a species of snake in the family Typhlopidae. The species is endemic to Australia.

Batillus blind snake

The Batillus blind snake (Anilios batillus) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

Blackish blind snake

The blackish blind snake (Anilios nigrescens) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

Cape York striped blind snake

The Cape York striped blind snake (Anilios chamodracaena) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

Interior blind snake

The interior blind snake (Anilios endoterus) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

Kimberley shallow-soil blind snake

The Kimberley shallow-soil blind snake (Anilios kimberleyensis) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

Long-beaked blind snake

The long-beaked blind snake (Anilios grypus) is a species of snake in the family Typhlopidae.

Malayotyphlops ruficaudus

Malayotyphlops ruficaudus, commonly known as brown blind snake or red-headed worm snake, is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines, where it is found on the islands of Luzon, Tablas and Marinduque.

Northern New Guinea blind snake

The northern New Guinea blind snake (Anilios erycinus) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

Pale-headed blind snake

The pale-headed blind snake (Anilios hamatus) is a species of snake in the family Typhlopidae.

Proximus blind snake

The Proximus blind snake (Anilios proximus) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

Robust blind snake

The robust blind snake (Anilios ligatus) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

Rotund blind snake

The rotund blind snake (Anilios pinguis) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

Sandamara blind snake

The Sandamara blind snake (Anilios troglodytes) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

Small-eyed blind snake

The small-eyed blind snake (Anilios micrommus) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

Top End blind snake

The Top End blind snake (Anilios guentheri ) is a species of snake in the family Typhlopidae. The species is endemic to Australia.

Typhlops

Typhlops is a genus of blind snakes in the family Typhlopidae. The genus is endemic to the West Indies. Some species which were formerly placed in the genus Typhlops have been moved to the genera Afrotyphlops, Amerotyphlops, Anilios, Antillotyphlops, Argyrophis, Cubatyphlops, Indotyphlops, Letheobia, Madatyphlops, Malayotyphlops, and Xerotyphlops.

White-tailed blind snake

The white-tailed blind snake (Anilios leucoproctus) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

Yampi blind snake

The Yampi blind snake (Anilios yampiensis) is a species of snake in the Typhlopidae family.

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