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. This taxonomy is under continual review by staff and research associates of the South Australian Museum.
The fourth edition of the Census of South Australian Vertebrates was published in 2009 with some chapters added and updated up until 2014.
Distribution maps are also included where available based on records vetted by expert committees.
Where a more recent reference is available and recommended the link will be provided below:
- Annotated List of the Birds of South Australia (SA Museum website)
- Bird Distribution Maps (BirdsSA website)
- Checklist of the Reptiles and Frogs of South Australian and associated identification keys (SA Museum website)
A list of fauna names that are currently accepted for entry into the Biological Databases of South Australia (BDBSA) can be viewed and downloaded through the fauna BDBSA taxonomy link. This list contains both official and non-official (ie hybrids and higher order taxa like Macropus sp.) taxonomic concepts that are required for data capture.
For any species not represented in the SA official listings please refer to the Australian Faunal Directory
For more information please contact DEWBioDataSupport@sa.gov.au.