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Taxonavigation: Elapoidea

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Elapoidea

Familia: Elapidae
Genus: Acanthophis
Species: A. antarcticus – A. barnetti – A. crotalusei – A. cryptamydros – A. hawkei – A. laevis – A. praelongus – A. pyrrhus – A. rugosus – A. wellsi


Acanthophis Daudin, 1803


  • Aplin, K.P. & Donnellan, S.C. 1999: An extended description of the Pilbara Death Adder, Acanthophis wellsi Hoser (Serpentes: Elapidae), with notes on the Desert Death Adder, A. pyrrhus Boulenger, and identification of a possible hybrid zone. Records of the Western Australian Museum, 19: 277-298.
  • Hoser, R. 1998: Death adders (genus Acanthophis): an overview, including descriptions of five new species and one subspecies. Monitor (Victoria), 9(2): 20-30, 33-41.
  • Hoser, R. 2002: Death adders (genus Acanthophis): an updated overview, including descriptions of 3 new island species and 2 new Australian subspecies. Crocodilian, 4(1): 5-7, 9-11, 14, 16-22, 24-30.
  • Kaiser, H., Crother, B.I., Kelly, C.M.R., Luiselli, L., O'Shea, M., Ota, H., Passos, P., Schleip, W. & Wüster, W. 2013: Best practices: in the 21st century, taxonomic decisions in herpetology are acceptable only when supported by a body of evidence and published via peer-review. Herpetological Review, 44: 8-23. [1]
  • Maddock, S.T., Ellis, R.J., Doughty, P., Smith, L.A. & Wüster, W. 2015. A new species of death adder (Acanthophis: Serpentes: Elapidae) from north-western Australia. Zootaxa 4007 (3): 301-326. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4007.3.1. Preview (PDF) Full article (PDF) reference page 

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Todesottern
English: Death Adders
lietuvių: Mirtinosios gyvatės
Nederlands: Noordelijke doodsadder
norsk bokmål: Acanthophis
русский: Смертельные змеи