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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Dibamidae
Genus: Anelytropsis
Cope, 1885
Species: A. papillosus
Binomial name
Anelytropsis papillosus
Cope, 1885

Anelytropsis papillosus is a species of legless lizard in the family Dibamidae, and the only species in the genus Anelytropsis. They look like Amphisbaenia, but are in fact, only distantly related.[1]


  1. ^ 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 4372529Freely accessible. PMID 25803280.