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Taxonavigation: Pygopodomorpha 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Sauria
Infraordo: Gekkota
Infraordo: Pygopodomorpha

Familia: Carphodactylidae
Genus: Nephrurus
Species: N. amyae - N. asper - N. deleani - N. laevissimus - N. levis - N. sheai - N. stellatus - N. vertebralis - N. wheeleri



  • Couper, P.J.; Gregson, R.A.M. 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.
  • Han, D.; Zhou, K.; Bauer, A.M. 2004: Phylogenetic relationships among gekkotan lizards inferred from C-mos nuclear DNA sequences and a new classification of the Gekkota. Biological journal of the Linnean Society, 83(3): 353–368. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2004.00393.x
  • Harvey, C. 1983: A new species of Nephrurus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 107(3-4): 231–235. PDF
  • Oliver, P.M.; Bauer, A.M. 2011: Systematics and evolution of the Australian knob-tail geckos (Nephrurus, Carphodactylidae, Gekkota): plesiomorphic grades and biome shifts through the Miocene. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 59(3): 664–674. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.03.018
  • Russell, A.P.; Bauer, A.M. 1987: Caudal morphology of the knob-tailed geckos, genus Nephrurus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), with special reference to the tail tip. Australian journal of zoology, 35(6): 541–551. doi: 10.1071/ZO9870541
  • Storr, G.M. 1968: Nephrurus stellatus, a new knob-tailed gecko from southern Australia. West Australian naturalist, 10: 180–182. [not seen]
  • Wermuth, H. 1965: Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich. Eine Zusammenstellung und Kennzeichnung der rezenten, Berlin, 80(1–22): 1–246. [not seen]


Vernacular names[edit]

English: knob-tailed geckos