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Nephrurus amyae.jpg
Nephrurus amyae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Family: Carphodactylidae
Subfamily: Diplodactylinae
Genus: Nephrurus

11 described species, see article.

Nephrurus is a genus of eleven species of gecko, commonly known as knob-tailed geckos.

They are easily distinguished by their short bodies, large heads, small legs and short, carrot-shaped tails that often end in a small knob.

Exemplars of Nephrurus amyae

Species of genus Nephrurus[edit]

In Popular Culture[edit]

In the first episode of the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Clark Kent applies for a job at the Daily Planet newspaper, producing an article on Knob-Tailed Geckos as proof of his writing skills.


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