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Banded knob-tailed gecko

banded knob-tailed gecko (Nephrurus wheeleri)
Wittenoom, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Nephrurus wheeleri - Loveridge, 1932
Pronunciation  neff-RU-russ   WEE-ler-ee
Etymology  Nephrurus: 'kidney tail'.
wheeleri: after W. M. Wheeler, leader of the Harvard Expedition to Australia.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 10 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Southern banded knob-tailed gecko (N. wheeleri wheeleri): Northern Goldfields and Murchison regions of Western Australia.
Northern banded knob-tailed gecko (N. wheeleri cinctus): Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


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