Keys to the Trematoda

Volume 2
June 2005
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  • Published
    8th June 2005
  • ISBN 9780851995878
  • Language English
  • Pages 768 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

This is the second of three volumes of Keys to the Trematoda, a series on the systematics and identification of the Class Trematoda. The book presents the taxa in the Order Echinostomida and some of those in the Order Plagiorchiida, with keys for their identification at the superfamily, family, subfamily and generic levels.

The keys are based on critical examination of specimens by subject experts, and generic diagnoses are accompanied by illustrations of important morphological characters. This volume includes seven echinostomidan superfamilies (the echinostomatoids, haploporoids, haplosplanchnoids, heronimoids, microscaphidioids, paramphistomatoids and pronocephaloids) and two plagiorchiidan superfamilies (the allocreadioids and lepocreadioids). The first volume covered the Subclass Aspidogastrea and Order Strigeida, while the third volume, due to be published in early 2006, will cover the remaining members of the Plagiorchiida.

"The editors and the authors have succeeded in preparing a book which is valuable to experts, practising parasitologists and beginners, and they should be congratulated on their great success."

- Acta Parasitologica

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