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Species profile—Acanthophis hawkei (plains death adder)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Reptilia (reptiles) → Elapidae (elapid snakes) → Acanthophis hawkei (plains death adder)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Reptilia (reptiles)
Family
Elapidae (elapid snakes)
Scientific name
Acanthophis hawkei Wells & Wellington, 1985
Common name
plains death adder
Type reference
Wells, R.W. & Wellington, C.R. (1985). A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology - Supplementary Series 1, 1-61.
WildNet taxon ID
22058
Synonym(s)
Acanthophis woolfi
Alternate name(s)
Barkly adder
Hawke's death adder
Barkly Tableland death adder
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Vulnerable
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
Data deficient
Conservation significant
Yes
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Venomous

Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=22058

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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