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Nephrurus stellatus STORR, 1968

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Higher TaxaCarphodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Stellate Knob-tail, Southern Knob-tailed Gecko 
SynonymNephrurus stellatus STORR 1968
Nephrurus stellatus — KLUGE 1993
Nephrurus stellatus — COGGER 2000: 257
Nephrurus stellatus — OLIVER & BAUER 2011
Nephrurus stellatus — COGGER 2014: 268 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia: Eyre Peninsula, SC Western Australia: Yilgarn region)

Type locality: 41 mi E of Southern Cross, 31° 25’ S, 120° 00’ E, W. A.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R28363, A. Douglas, 15 January 1967; paratype: SAMA 
  • Anonymous 1968. Type Specimens in the Western Australian Museum (Part 9). Annual Report, Western Australian Museum, 1967-68, Perth, pp. 62-64
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Ellis, Ryan J.; Paul Doughty and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. An annotated type catalogue of the geckos and pygopods (Squamata: Gekkota: Carphodactylidae, Diplodactylidae, Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae) in the collection of the Western Australian Museum. Records of the Western Australian Museum 33: 051–094 - get paper here
  • Galliford, M. 1981. Notes on the starred knob-tailed gecko, Nephrurus stellatus, caught spotlighting. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 12: 33-34
  • Oliver, P.M. & Bauer, A.M. 2011. Systematics. and evolution of the Australian knob-tail geckos (Nephrurus, Carphodactylidae, Gekkota): Pleisomorphic grades and biome shifts through the Miocene. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59 (3): 664-674 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1968. Nephrurus stellatus, A new knob-tailed gecko from southern Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 10: 180-182 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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