Knob-tailed gecko

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Knob-tailed gecko
Nephrurus amyae.jpg
Nephrurus amyae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Carphodactylidae
Genus: Nephrurus
Günther, 1876

Nine described species, see article.

The knob-tailed geckos or knob-tails, are a group of species of geckos, all found in the genus Nephrurus.


Lizards of this genus 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


The following nine species are recognized as being valid.[1]

The former Nephrurus milii Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1823, is now Underwoodisaurus milii (Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1823) – barking gecko.


  1. ^ "Nephrurus ". The Reptile Database.
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Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume I. Geckonidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. (Genus Nephrurus, p. 9).
  • Günther A (1876). "Descriptions of new species of Reptiles from Australia". Journal des Museum Godeffroy 5 (12): 45-47. (Nephrurus, new genus, p. 46).