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  Desert Death Adder (Acanthophis pyrrhus)

Desert Death Adder | Acanthophis pyrrhus photo
Desert Death Adder at Taronga Zoo, Sydney

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DESERT DEATH ADDER FACTS

distribution map showing range of Acanthophis pyrrhus in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Serpentes)
Family:Elapidae
Genus:Acanthophis
Species:pyrrhus
Common Name:Desert Death Adder

Relatives in same Genus
  Southern Death Adder (A. antarcticus)
  Northern Death Adder (A. praelongus)