A female knob-tailed gecko on sandy ground

Knob-tailed geckos

Knob-tailed or kidney-tailed geckos are so named because their tails often end in a small round lump.

Scientific name: Nephrurus

Rank: Genus

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Map showing the distribution of the Knob-tailed geckos taxa

The shading illustrates the diversity of this group - the darker the colour the greater the number of species. Data provided by WWF's Wildfinder.

The Knob-tailed geckos can be found in a number of locations including: Australia. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.