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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Porocephalus crotali was originally described from a Venezuelan rattlesnake, Crotalus durissus terrificus, by Von Humboldt (1808).
Of the six species of Porocephalus described from the Americas, P.
The life cycle of most species of Porocephalus involves the discharge of eggs through nasal secretions or feces, which remain viable in water or on the ground for several months.
However, only species of the genera Armillifer and Porocephalus have been clearly demonstrated to show zoonotic potential (Parei, 2008).
Porocephalus species (Pentastomida) infecting Boa constrictor (Boidae) and Lachesis muta (Viperidae) in northeastern Brazil.
The in vitro development of the pentastomid Porocephalus crotali from the infective instar to the adult stage.
First reported occurrence of Porocephalus crotali (Pentastomida, Porocephalidae) in the Santa Catalina Island rattleless rattlesnake.
Discovery of a new species of the pentastomid genus Porocephalus from Taiwan, China and its pathogenic features.
Porocephalus armillatus larvae presenting in the eye.
Some observations on the development of Porocephalus crotali (Pentastomida: Porocephalidae) in the western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox).
Massive visceral pentastomiasis caused by Porocephalus crotali in a dog.
0% (Armillifer agkistrodontis, Porocephalus crotali) to 90.