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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Typhlopoidea

Familia: Typhlopidae
Subfamilia: Asiatyphlopinae
Genus: Anilios
Species (46): A. affinis – A. ammodytes – A. aspinus – A. australis – A. batillus – A. bicolor – A. bituberculatus – A. broomi – A. centralis – A. chamodracaena – A. diversus – A. endoterus – A. erycinus – A. fossor – A. ganei – A. grypus – A. guentheri – A. hamatus – A. howi – A. insperatus – A. kimberleyensis – A. leptosomus – A. leucoproctus – A. ligatus – A. longissimus – A. margaretae – A. micrommus – A. minimus – A. nema – A. nigrescens – A. nigricaudus – A. pilbarensis – A. pinguis – A. proximus – A. robertsi – A. silvia – A. splendidus – A. torresianus – A. tovelli – A. troglodytes – A. unguirostris – A. waitii – A. wiedii – A. yampiensis – A. yirrikalae – A. zonula

Anilios Gray, 1845: 135

Type species: Anilios australis Gray, 1845, by subsequent designation of Stejneger (1904: 683).
Primary references

Gray, J.E. 1845. Catalogue of the Specimens of Lizards in the Collection of the British Museum. British Museum (Natural History), London, xxvii + 322 pp. BHL

Additional references

Marin, J. et al. 2013: Tracing the history and biogeography of the Australian blindsnake radiation. Journal of biogeography 40(5): 928–937. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12045 Reference page.
Marin, J. et al. (Early View, 2013): Hidden species diversity of Australian burrowing snakes (Ramphotyphlops). Biological journal of the Linnean Society, DOI: 10.1111/bij.12132 Reference page.
Hedges, S.B., Marion, A.B., Lipp, K.M., Marin, J. & Vidal, N. 2014. A taxonomic framework for typhlopid snakes from the Caribbean and other regions (Reptilia, Squamata). Caribbean Herpetology 49: 1–61. Full article (PDF). Reference page.
Pyron, R.A. & Wallach, V. 2014. Systematics of the blindsnakes (Serpentes: Scolecophidia: Typhlopoidea) based on molecular and morphological evidence. Zootaxa 3829(1): 1–81. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3829.1.1 Reference page.

Anilios is a genus of snakes in the family Typhlopidae.

Geographic range

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

The following 48 species are recognized as being valid.[3]

Anilios affinis (Boulenger, 1889)
Anilios ammodytes (Montague, 1914)
Anilios aspina (Couper, Covacevich & S. Wilson, 1998)
Anilios australis Gray, 1845
Anilios batillus (Waite, 1894)
Anilios bicolor (W. Peters, 1858)
Anilios bituberculatus (W. Peters, 1863)
Anilios broomi (Boulenger, 1898)
Anilios centralis (Storr, 1984)
Anilios chamodracaena (Ingram & Covacevich, 1993)
Anilios diversus (Waite, 1894)
Anilios endoterus (Waite, 1918)
Anilios erycinus (F. Werner, 1901)
Anilios fossor Shea, 2015
Anilios ganei (Aplin, 1998)
Anilios grypus (Waite, 1918)
Anilios guentheri (W. Peters, 1865)
Anilios hamatus (Storr, 1981)
Anilios howi (Storr, 1983)
Anilios insperatus Venchi, S. Wilson & Borsboom, 2015
Anilios kimberleyensis (Storr, 1981)
Anilios leptosoma (Robb, 1972)
Anilios leucoproctus (Boulenger, 1889)
Anilios ligatus (W. Peters, 1879)
Anilios longissimus (Aplin, 1998)
Anilios margaretae (Storr, 1981)
Anilios micromma (Storr, 1981)
Anilios minimus (Kinghorn, 1929)
Anilios nema (Shea & Horner, 1997)
Anilios nigrescens Gray, 1845
Anilios obtusifrons Ellis & Doughty, 2017
Anilios pilbarensis (Aplin & Donnellan, 1993)
Anilios pinguis (Waite, 1897)
Anilios proximus (Waite, 1893)
Anilios robertsi (Couper, Covacevich & S. Wilson, 1998)
Anilios silvia (Ingram & Covacevich, 1993)
Anilios splendidus (Aplin, 1998)
Anilios systenos Ellis & Doughty, 2017
Anilios torresianus (Boulenger, 1889)
Anilios tovelli (Loveridge, 1945)
Anilios troglodytes (Storr, 1981)
Anilios unguirostris (W. Peters, 1867)
Anilios vagurima Ellis, 2019
Anilios waitii (Boulenger, 1895)
Anilios wiedii (W. Peters, 1867)
Anilios yampiensis (Storr, 1981)
Anilios yirrikalae (Kinghorn, 1942)
Anilios zonula Ellis, 2016

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

Stejneger, Leonhard (1904). "Herpetology of Porto Rico". Report of the United States National Museum. 1902: 683.
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.

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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