Taxon profile


Southern Death Adder
Acanthophis antarcticus (Shaw & Nodder, 1802)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Squamata - lizards and snakes »  family Elapidae »  genus Acanthophis

Scientific synonyms

Boa antarctica Shaw & Nodder, 1802
Ophryas acantophis Merrem, 1820
Boa ambigua Leach, 1814
Acanthophis brownii Leach, 1814
Acanthophis cerastinus Daudin, 1803
Boa palpebrosa Shaw, 1802
Vipera sorda Salvado, 1851

Other names

= Common Death Adder

Least Concern LC


Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Acanthophis antarcticus antarcticus (Shaw, 1794)

Acanthophis antarcticus antarcticus

subspecies Acanthophis antarcticus schistos Wells & Wellington, 1985

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [42492756]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Acanthophis antarcticus (Shaw, 1794)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Australian Faunal Directory [0f11c496-214b-4309-884b-6d81b92d9239]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Acanthophis antarcticus (Shaw & Nodder, 1802)]
Data retrieved on: 29 January 2015

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