The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Bitis heraldica (Bocage, 1889)

Angolan adder



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




central plateau, Angola












Original scientific description:

Bocage, J. V. B. (1889). Mélanges erpétologiques. II. Sur une Vipère apparemment nouvelle d’Angola. J. Sci. Math Phys. Nat. Lisboa
1: 127-128.


Other references:

Ceríaco, Luis M. P. et al. (2020). A dwarf among giants: phylogenetic position of the elusive Angolan Adder (Bitis heraldica) and biogeographic affinities of Angolan Afromontane regions. African Journal of Herpetology. [Abstract]

Gonçalves, Francisco M. P. et al. (2019). Rediscovery of the Poorly Known Angolan Adder, Bitis heraldica (Bocage, 1889) (Serpentes: Viperidae): New Records, Live Photographs, and First Case History of Envenomation. Herpetological Review 50(2): 241-246.



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