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Blanidae

Reptilia - Squamata - Blanidae

Taxonomy
Blanidae was named by Kearney (2003). It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Kearney (2003).

It was reranked as the unranked clade Blanidae by Kearney (2003).

It was assigned to Amphisbaenia by Blain et al. (2007); to Lacertilia by Venczel and Stiuca (2008); to Amphisbaenia by Kearney (2003) and Cernansky et al. (2015); and to Amphisbaeniformes by Longrich et al. (2015).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Blanidae Kearney
2007Blanidae Blain et al.
2008Blanidae Venczel and Stiuca p. 754
2015Blanidae Cernansky et al. p. 104
2015Blanidae Longrich et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
infraorderAmphisbaeniaGray 1844
Amphisbaeniformes
familyBlanidaeKearney 2003
familyBlanidaeKearney 2003

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
M. Kearney 2003Anteriorly truncated nasals, reduced clavicles