Rhopaliidae Looss

Santos, Cláudia Portes & Gibson, David I., 2015, Checklist of the Helminth Parasites of South American Bats, Zootaxa 3937 (3), pp. 471-499: 480

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Rhopaliidae Looss


Family Rhopaliidae Looss  

Species of this rare group occur mainly in marsupials from the Americas, but occasionally in other in omnivorous mammals (and birds). The life-cycle is not known, but bats likely acquire the parasite by the ingestion of metacercariae encysted on the surface of vegetation or on/in molluscs or other invertebrates.

Rhopalias Stiles & Hassall  

Species: R. coronatus ( Rudolphi, 1819)