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Northern knob-tailed gecko

northern knob-tailed gecko (Nephrurus sheai)
North Kimberley, Western Australia
Photo © Henry Cook
Nephrurus sheai - Couper, 1994
Pronunciation  neff-RU-russ   SHAY-ee
Etymology  Nephrurus: 'kidney tail'.
sheai: after Glenn Shea, Australian herpetologist.1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 12 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


North-western Australia, from the Arnhem Escarpment to the Kimberley.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Western Australia


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