Plagiorchiidae Lühe, Luhe

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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Plagiorchiidae Lühe


Family Plagiorchiidae Lühe  

This is a large group, occurring in a wide range of tetrapods. Metacercariae commonly occur encysted in both larval and adult insects; it is likely that bats acquire the parasites from the latter.

Plagiorchis Lühe  

Species: P. parumbursatus Freitas & Dobbin Jr, 1961