American legless lizard

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Anniella pulchra.jpg
Anniella pulchra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Infraorder: Neoanguimorpha
Clade: Diploglossa
Clade: Anguioidea
Family: Anniellidae
Boulenger, 1885
Genus: Anniella
Gray, 1852

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The family Anniellidae, known as American legless lizards, contains six species in a single genus Anniella: A. pulchra, the California legless lizard, the rare A. geronimensis, Baja California legless lizard, and four more discovered in 2013.[1]


The following species of Anniella are recognized:[2]

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  1. ^ David Perlman (2013-09-18). "4 new species of legless lizard identified". SFGate. Retrieved 2013-09-20.
  2. ^ Anniella at the Reptile Database. Accessed 27 October 2018.

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