taipan

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Related to Oxyuranus scutellatus: Notechis scutatus, Acanthophis antarcticus

taipan

1
a large highly venomous elapid snake, Oxyuranus scutellatus, of NE Australia

taipan

2
the foreign head of a business in China
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Name Snake species Neurotoxin Crotoxin Crotalus durissus terrificus Ms[PLA.sub.2]-I Micrurus spixii Taipoxin Oxyuranus scutellatus Textilotoxin Pseudonaja textilis Ammodytoxin Viper a ammodytes [beta]-Bungarotoxin Bungarus multicinctus Notexin Notechis scutatus Myotoxin Myotoxin III Bothrops asper Myotoxin II B.
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.23 This should be reflected in the venom mixture used for inoculation to ensure high titres against these two species.
Electrocardiographic abnormalities in patients bitten by taipans (Oxyuranus scutellatus canni) and other elapid snakes in Papua New Guinea.