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Starred knob-tailed gecko

starred knob-tailed gecko (Nephrurus stellatus)
Marvel Loch, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Nephrurus stellatus - Storr, 1968
Pronunciation  neff-RU-russ  
Etymology  Nephrurus: 'kidney tail'.
stellatus: 'starred'.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 9 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Two disjunct populations, with little genetic difference between the two. The Western Australian population is found around Southern Cross in the southern Goldfields. The South Australian population is found from the Eyre Peninsula to the eastern half of the Nullarbor.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

South Australia, Western Australia


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