Census of South Australian vertebrates

The Census of South Australian Vertebrates provides an official listing of taxonomy for all vertebrates known to occur in South Australia.

The third edition, published as "A list of the Vertebrates of South Australia" in 2000, was the first to include distribution maps for all species based on records from the South Australian Museum and the Biological Database of South Australia (BDBSA).It is considered the official reference for these taxon groups.

In January 2009, the fourth edition was published online to allow individual chapters to be updated as necessary. New sections will be added as they are finalised. If the section you require is not available, please use the 3rd edition.

For more information or to report any data errors, please contact DEWNRBioDataSupport@sa.gov.au.

List of vertebrates of South Australia

4th edition - last additions April 2014

Download the complete Census of South Australian Vertebrates (59mb pdf)

You can also download individual sections:

Section 1 - Introduction & Methods (683kb pdf)
Section 2 - Mammal Taxonomy (504kb pdf)

Section 3 - Bird Taxonomy (342kb pdf)

  • Maps (in prep)

Section 4 - Reptile Taxonomy (145kb pdf)  

Section 5 - Amphibians (3.56mb pdf)
Section 6 - Freshwater Fishes (in prep) 
Section 7  - Species Number Index (248kb pdf)


A List of the Vertebrates of South Australia (3rd edition) (6.21mb pdf)