Anniella pulchra

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Anniella pulchra


Taxonavigation: Neoanguimorpha 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Anguimorpha
Infraordo: Neoanguimorpha

Familia: Anniellidae
Genus: Anniella
Species: Anniella pulchra


Anniella pulchra Gray, 1852: 440 [conserved name]

  • Holotype: BMNH 1946.8.29.32 (former BMNH 1852.12.4.3). [in error acc. Murphy & Smith (1991: 316)]
  • Neotype: MVZ 64656, adult ♂. [designated by Opinion 1735 (1993: 186)]
  • Type locality: “California”, redesigned by neotype designation to “0.8 km south-west of Pinnacles National Monument, San Benito County, California” by Murphy & Smith (1991: 316).
  • Placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology (Opinion 1735).


  • Anniella nigra Fischer, 1885: 9
    • Syntypes: ZMH [lost fide Hallerman]
    • Type locality: “S. Diego in Kalifornien.”
  • Anniella nigra argentea Hunt, 1983: 86 [rejected name]
    • Holotype: MVZ 64656, adult ♂.
    • Type locality: “0.8 km south-west of Pinnacles National Monument, San Benito County, California”
    • Placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Specific Names in Zoology by Opinion 1735 (1993).


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Northern California Legless Lizard