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A subclass of tapeworms (class Cestoidea), containing the typical members of this group, including the segmented tapeworms that parasitize humans and domestic animals.
Synonym(s): Eucestoda
[G. kestos, girdle]
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The subclass of Cestoda that includes tapeworms.
See also: Cestoda
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Finally, in the Eucestoda fewer female and more larval characters have been lost than would be expected, and the loss of male and nonreproductive characters is low, while the loss of larval characters is high, compared to the other groups.
Finally, within the Eucestoda, there are fewer homoplasious male and nonreproductive, and more homoplasious larval, characters than would be expected.
Phylogenetic systematic evaluation of the Monticellidae (Eucestoda: Proteocephalidea).
Two new species of Oochoristica Luhe, 1898 (Eucestoda: Cyclophyllidea: Anoplocephalidae: Linstowiinae) parasitic in Ctenosaura spp.
Proteocephalidae et Monticelliidae (Eucestoda: Proteocephalidea) parasites de poissons d'eau douce du Paraguay avec descriptions d'un genre nouveau et de dix especes nouvelles.
Redescription of Houssayela sudobim (Eucestoda: Proteocephalidea), a parasite of Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum (Siluriformes) from the Amazon River.
sp., (Eucestoda: Proteocephalidae), parasite du poisson d'eau douce neotropical Paulicea luetkeni (Siluriforme, Pimelodidae).
Redescription of Brooksiella praeputialis and Goezeella siluri (Eucestoda: Proteocephalidea), parasites of Cetopsis coecutiens (Siluriformes) from the Amazon and proposition of Goezeella danbrooksi sp.n.
The evolution of the Proteocephalidea (Platyhelminthes, Eucestoda) based on an enlarged molecular phylogeny, with comments on their uterine development.
Redescription of two cestodes parasites (Eucestoda: Proteocephalidea), parasites of Phractocephalus hemioliopterus (Siluriformes) from the Amazon and proposition of Scholzia gen.n.
(Eucestoda: Proteocephalidea), a parasite of Pseudoplatystoma corruscans (Siluriforme: Pimelodidae) in Brazil and redescription of Nomimoscolex sudobim Woodland, 1935, a parasite of P.