Centralian Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus amyae

Nephrurus amyae, commonly known as the Centralian Knob-tailed Gecko, is the most massive gecko in Australia.
Centralian Knob-tailed Gecko (Nephrurus amyae) failing to look menacing Unlike its nearby cousin Nephrurus laevissimus (http://www.jungledragon.com/specie/7164/pale_knob-tailed_gecko_nephrurus_laevissimus.html), which is simply cute, Nephrurus amyae is cute but tries to look scary. It doesn't work, in real life. It is still just a ridiculously cute little gecko. This species has a relatively small range in the rocky ranges and outcrops of central Australia. Australia,Geotagged,Nephrurus amyae,Spring

Appearance

Rich reddish brown with fine dark transverse lines alternating with rows of paler spots, each centered on a tubercle.

Naming

The specific name, ''amyae'', is in honor of Amy Couper, daughter of Australian herpetologist Patrick J. Couper.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyCarphodactylidae
GenusNephrurus
SpeciesN. amyae
Photographed in
Australia