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Nephrurus amyae
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Scientific classification

Nephrurus amyae, also known as the centralian rough knob-tailed gecko, is a species of gecko. It is the largest gecko in the genus Nephrurus, and like all species of Nephrurus is endemic to Australia.


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

Geographic range

N. amyae is found primarily in the central portion of Australia.


N. amyae generally has a brown to reddish color and a small tail with knob on the end.

Fauna de Australia20
Exemplars of Nephrurus amyae
  • Western Australia Museum [1]. Nephrurus amyae [2]. 2006. Downloaded on 4 December 2007.
  • Couper CJ, Gregson RAM (1994). "Redescription of Nephrurus asper Günther, and description of N. amyae sp. nov. and N. sheai sp. nov." Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 37 (1): 53-67. (Nephrurus amyae, new species, pp. 60–63, Figure 4).
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