Definitions for "Acanthophis"
Keywords:  elapid, snakes, genus, adders, unclear
a genus of Australian elapid snakes.
Acanthophis is a genus of highly venomous elapid snakes. Commonly called death adders, they are native to Australia and nearby islands, and are among the most venomous snakes in the world. It remains unclear how many species this genus includes, with figures ranging from 4 to 15 species (see Taxonomy).