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Nephrurus amyae COUPER, 1994

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Higher TaxaCarphodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Centralian Rough Knob-tail gecko
G: Australischer Knopfschwanzgecko, Grosser Rauer Knopfschwanzgecko 
SynonymNephrurus amyae COUPER in COUPER & GREGSON 1994
Nephrurus amyae — COGGER 2000: 741
Nephrurus amyae — OLIVER & BAUER 2011
Nephrurus amyae — COGGER 2014: 264 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: Winnecke Goldfields, Garden Stn, N of Alice Springs, NT  
TypesHolotype: AMS R104458 
EtymologyNamed after the daughter of the describer, Amy Couper (b. 1993). 
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