Keys to the Cestode Parasite of Vertebrates

Keys to the Cestode Parasite of Vertebrates

By: Lotfi Khalil (editor), Rodney Bray (editor), Arlene Jones (editor)Hardback

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Most previous publications on the classification of tapeworms (cestodes) have been based on compilations from the literature and are now dated. Thus there is a real need for up-to-date keys based on the re-examination of specimens and on a re-evaluation of the characters employed in cestode taxonomy. This book fulfils this need and provides keys to enable specialists and non-specialists to identify cestodes to generic level. The keys are dichotomous and are based largely on morphological characters. The authors have re-examined many specimens, including type specimens where possible. As a result, the keys reflect new ideas and have lead to reappraisals of cestode taxonomy, particularly at family and generic level, with many reallocations and synonymies. The authors include 19 international authorities from the UK, USA, Australia, Brazil, France, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Bulgaria and the Ukraine. The book includes approximately 1700 illustrations and is a standard work on tapeworm identification and will be indispensable for parasitologists.


1: Key to the orders of the cestoda, A Jones, R A Bray, and L F Khalil 2: Order Amphilinidea, D I Gibson 3: Order Gyrocotylidea, D I Gibson 4: Order Spathebothriidea, D I Gibson 5: Order Caryophyllidea, J S Mackiewicz 6: Order Diphyllidea, L F Khalil 7: Order Trypanorhyncha, R A Campbell and I Beveridge 8: Order Tetraphyllidea, L Euzet 9: Order Lecanicephalidea, L Euzet 10: Order Pseudophyllidea, R A Bray, A Jones and K I Anderson 11: Order Haplobothriidea, A Jones 12: Order Nippotaeniidea, R A Bray 13: Order Proteocephalidea, A A Rego 14: Order Tetrabothriidea, E P Hoberg 15: Order Cyclophyllidea. Key to families, A Jones, R A Bray and L F Khalil 16: Family Mesocestoididae, R L Rausch 17: Family Anoplocephalidae, I Beveridge 18: Family Catenotaeniidae, J C Quentin 19: Family Nematotaeniidae, M K Jones 20: Family Progynotaeniidae, L F Khalil 21: Family Acoleidae, L F Khalil 22: Family Dioecocestidae, A Jones 23: Family Amabiliidae, A Jones 24: Family Davaineidae, A Jones and R A Bray 25: Family Dilepididae, F V Bona 26: Family Dipylidiidae, A Jones 27: Family Paruterinidae, B B Georgiev and V V Kornyushin 28: Family Metadilepididae, V V Kornyushin and B B Georgiev 29: Family Hymenolepididae, B Czaplinski and C Vaucher 30: Family Taeniidae, R L Rausch 31: Lists of genera, A Jones, R A Bray and L F Khalil

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  • ISBN13: 9780851988795
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 768
  • ID: 9780851988795
  • ISBN10: 0851988792

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