Amphimerus

Amphimerus

(am-fim'er-ŭs),
A genus of opisthorchid trematodes found in the bile ducts of mammals, birds, and reptiles; probably transmitted by fish.
[amphi- + G. meros, segment]

Amphimerus

avian digenetic trematodes of the family Opisthorchiidae. Includes A. elongatus (blocks biliary, pancreatic ducts in poultry, ducks, pigeons), A. pseudofelineus (liver fluke in cats, coyotes).
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The genus Amphimerus Barker 1911 infects mammals from the Americas, including Canada, the United States, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru.
On the basis of these morphologic characteristics of the adults and the SEM findings of the eggs, the parasite was identified as Amphimerus spp.
Our study demonstrates that the liver fluke of the genus Amphimerus can infect humans.
We have much to learn about the pathology and epidemiology of Amphimerus spp.
Amphimerus pseudofelineus (Ward 1901) Barker, 1911.