Definition of Genus acanthophis
1. Noun. Australian elapid snakes.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Elapidae, Family Elapidae
Member holonyms: Acanthophis Antarcticus, Death Adder
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Acanthophis
Literary usage of Genus acanthophis
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1. The American Journal of Science, & C (1818)
"... precisely as in the genus Acanthophis, to which it seems closely affianced, and to which it would be referred if this character was a permanent one. ..."
2. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"This snake appears to be a species of the genus Acanthophis. By the natives of Yas the Black Snake is called ..."
3. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania by Royal Society of Tasmania (1882)
"... of the l:a with the exception of one genus, Acanthophis one species, known as the " Death Adder' ), wl affinity to the ..."
4. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"The species of the genus acanthophis, very poisonous. D., hysterical. (Hysteria.) An affection sometimes occurring in severe cases of hysteria, ..."
5. Zoölogical Science: Or, Nature in Living Forms by Anna Maria (Treadwell) Redfield (1858)
"The genus Acanthophis links the Viperine group to the Rattle snakes; the tail terminating in a single horny spine, instead of being invested as in the ..."