Mexican blind lizard

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Mexican blind lizard
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Dibamidae
Genus: Anelytropsis
Cope, 1885
A. papillosus
Binomial name
Anelytropsis papillosus
Cope, 1885

The Mexican blind lizard (Anelytropsis papillosus) is a species of legless lizard in the family Dibamidae, and the only species in the genus Anelytropsis.[2] It is endemic to Mexico,[1][2] they look like Amphisbaenia, but are in fact, only distantly related.[3]


  1. ^ a b Canseco-Márquez, L.; Mendoza-Quijano, F. & Ponce-Campos, P. (2007). "Anelytropsis papillosus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2007: e.T64016A12735885. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2007.RLTS.T64016A12735885.en.
  2. ^ a b Anelytropsis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ Reeder, T. W.; Townsend, T. M.; Mulcahy, D. G.; Noonan, B. P.; Wood, P. L.; Sites, J. W.; Wiens, J. J. (2015). "Integrated analyses resolve conflicts over squamate reptile phylogeny and reveal unexpected placements for fossil taxa". PLoS ONE. 10 (3): e0118199. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118199. PMC 4372529. PMID 25803280.