Metastrongyloidea


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Metastrongyloidea

a superfamily of nematodes whose members are found in the bronchi, parenchyma and blood vessels of the lungs; the lungworms.
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First record of a nematode Metastrongyloidea (Aelurostrongylus abstrusus larvae) in Achatina (Lissachatina)fulica (Mollusca, Achatinidae) in Brazil.
Parasites of the genera Parelaphostrongylus and Elaphostrongylus belong to the subfamily Elaphostrongylinae (Protostrongylidae, Metastrongyloidea, Nematoda).
Keys to genera of the Superfamily Metastrongyloidea, p.