Commonly known as blindskinks, only two genera of dibamids exist. The single species of Anelytropsis lives in a tiny area in northeastern Mexico. (Only 19 specimens had been collected by 1985.) The 10 species of Dibamus are scattered around Southeast Asia, from the Nicobar Islands across the islands of the Indo-Australian archipelago, including the Sunda Islands. They also occur in Vietnam, southern Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, most of Indonesia, Borneo, the Philippines, and westernmost New Guinea (Irian Jaya).

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