Armillifer armillatus

Ar·mil·li·fer ar·mil·la·'tus

species occurring in the python; the larva or nymph is occasionally found in humans. In dogs encysted nymphs may settle in liver, lung, heart, and transmission is by contact with python excreta. Adults may reside in respiratory tract of birds and mammals.


a genus of the class Pentastomida consisting of organisms of uncertain taxonomy. Usually considered to be aberrant crustaceans.

Armillifer armillatus
occupies respiratory tract of snakes.
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Linguatula serrata and Armillifer armillatus were associated with 99% of the reported cases of human pentastomiasis (Drabick, 1987; Pare, 2008).
Most human infections with these parasites are caused by Armillifer armillatus (2), a parasite endemic to western and central Africa.
Transmission of Armillifer armillatus ova at snake farm, The Gambia, West Africa.
Incidence of Armillifer armillatus (pentastome) calcification in the abdomen.
Pentastomes (Pentastomida, Armillifer armillatus Wyman, 1848) in snakes from Zambia.
serrata and Armillifer armillatus are responsible for most human cases of infection.
Most documented human infections are caused by members of the species Armillifer armillatus, which cause visceral pentastomiasis in West and Central Africa (2-4).
Sequences used for phylogenetic inferences of Armillifer armillatus, The Gambia, 2009-2010 Species and/or genera used GenBank accession no.