Porocephalus

Porocephalus

(pō'rō-sef'ă-lŭs),
A genus of tongue worms of the family Porocephalidae, of which the adult worms or larvae cause porocephaliasis in a number of animal species, including humans.
[G. poros, pore, + kephalē, head]

Porocephalus

(po?ro-sef'a-lus)
a genus of helminthoid arthropods. The species parasitic in humans have been assigned to other genera.
See: Armillifer

Porocephalus

internal parasites in the class Pentastomida and the family Porocephalidae.

Porocephalus clavatus, Porocephalus crotali, Porocephalus subulifer
the adults of these wormlike arthropods are found in the respiratory passages of large snakes. Heavy infestations may kill the snakes.
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agkistrodontis (China), Porocephalus crotali (worldwide, predominantly the Americas), and P taiwana (China) (2,4,5).
The pentastomes of reptiles have zoonotic potential, but among these parasites only Armillifer, Raillietiella, and Porocephalus have been associated with human infections (Riley, 1986; Qiu et al.
The genus Porocephalus comprises nine species that infect lungs of snakes in America and Africa (Christoffersen and Assis, 2013; Gomez-Puerta et al.
Otros parasitos importantes son los pentastomidos como Porocephalus sp.
Porocephalus crotali was originally described from a Venezuelan rattlesnake, Crotalus durissus terrificus, by Von Humboldt (1808).
Further findings of Porocephalus moniliformis in Cameroon [in German].
Kiricephalus coarctatus Sambon, 1910 associated with Dryadophis bifossatus Raddi, 1820, Aporophislineatus Boulenger, 1894, Herpetodryas carinatus Linnaeus, 1758 and Coluber corais Boulenger, 1894; Porocephalus crotali Humboldt, 1808 associated with Crotalusdurissus terrificus; and Sebekia oxycephala Diesing, 1835 (Almeida et al.
Identification of Porocephalus Stilessi (Pentastomid) in the Peruvian Snake Lachesis Muta
0% (Armillifer agkistrodontis, Porocephalus crotali) to 90.
In Brazil, only four species of pentastomids have been reported until now, as snake parasites: Cephalobaena tetrapoda Heymons, 1922; Kiricephalus coarctatus (Diesing, 1850); Porocephalus crotali (Humboldt, 1808) and Raillietiella furcocerca (Diesing, 1863).