Thorny-headed worms

Key to the families and subfamilies of Acanthocephala, with the erection of a new class (Polyacanthocephala) and a new order (Polyacanthorhynchida).

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1987
Authors:O. M. Amin
Journal:Journal of ParasitologyJ Parasitol
Pagination:1216 - 1219
Date Published:1987///
ISBN Number:00223395 (ISSN)
Keywords:Acanthocephala, Acanthocephalus, animal, article, classification, histology

A key to the classes, orders, families, and subfamilies of Acanthocephala based on the Meyer-Van Cleave system as presented by Amin (1985) is provided. A new class (Polyacanthocephala) and a new order (Polyacanthorhynchida) are erected to accommodate members of the monogeneric family Polyacanthorhynchidae Golvan, 1956.

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