Anoplocephala

Anoplocephala

(an-op'lō-sef'ă-lă),
A genus of large tapeworms (family Anoplocephalidae) with strong linear segmentation, numerous scattered testes, and eggs with a pyriform apparatus; they are parasitic in herbivores, with terrestrial mites serving as intermediate hosts.
[G. anoplos, unarmed, + kephalē, head]

Anoplocephala

a genus of the tapeworm family of Anoplocephalidae. Includes A. magna (horses, donkeys), A. perfoliata (horses).
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