Acanthophis


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Noun1.Acanthophis - Australian elapid snakesAcanthophis - Australian elapid snakes    
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
Elapidae, family Elapidae - cobras; kraits; mambas; coral snakes; Australian taipan and tiger snakes
Acanthophis antarcticus, death adder - venomous Australian snake resembling an adder
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Wuster W, Dumbrell AJ, Hay C, Pook CE, Williams DJ and Fry BG (2004) Snakes across the Strait: trans-Torresian phylogeographic relationships in three genera of Australasian snakes (Serpentes: Elapidae: Acanthophis, Oxyuranus, and Pseudechis).
The two most medically significant species in the Oceanic area, and east of the Wallace Line in Indonesia, are Oxyuranus scutellatus canni and Acanthophis antarcticus/praelongus, both elapids.
We examined prey capture kinematics and their morphological correlates in Acanthophis antarcticus and compared them to published reports of terrestrial vipers.