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West Kimberley blindsnake

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Anilios zonula - Ellis, 2016
Pronunciation  ann-NIL-ee-oss   ZONN-yule-ah
Etymology  Anilios: "The derivation of the generic name Anilios was not provided by Gray (1845), although Savage and Boundy (2012) suggest it was derived from the Greek an- (lacking) + helios (the sun)." (Shea 2015)
zonula: "The specific epithet is from the Latin word zonula meaning '‘little belt', in reference to the narrow and slender appearance of the species. Used as a noun in apposition." (Ellis 2016)
Other names   
Total length
Species avg: 18.7 cm
Clutch size
Length and clutch size information comes from a variety of sources, but primarily from Shine (1991) and Cogger (2000).
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Known only from Storr Island and Augustus Island, Western Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


The two known specimens were associated with sandstone. One of those two specimens was collected in a vine thicket from a rocky slope.

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