Macracanthorhynchus

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Macracanthorhynchus

(mak'ră-kan'thō-ring'kŭs),
A genus of giant thorny-headed worms (class Acanthocephala).
[macro- + G. akantha, thorn, + rhynchos, snout]

Macracanthorhynchus

/Mac·ra·can·tho·rhyn·chus/ (mak″rah-kan″thor-ing´kus) a genus of parasitic worms (phylum Acanthocephala), including M. hirudina´ceus, found in swine.

Macracanthorhynchus

a genus of large acanthocephalans in the family Oligacanthorhynchidae.

Macracanthorhynchus catalinum
found in the small intestine of dogs, wolves, badgers and foxes.
Macracanthorhynchus hirudinaceus
found in the small intestine of domestic and wild pigs, where they cause granulomatous lesions in the intestinal wall, sometimes perforation and peritonitis.
Macracanthorhynchus ingens
found in the small intestine of wild mammals including skunk, mink, raccoon and mole.
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Macracanthorhynchus ingens proboscis. By permission from Bowman DD, Georgis' Parasitology for Veterinarians 8E, Saunders, 2002
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Morphological measurements and characteristics of the mounted everted specimen are identical to the everted cystacanths of Macracanthorhynchus ingens (Linstow 1879) Meyer 1933, described by Elkins & Nickol (1983) and consistent with the cystacanth description by Moore (1946).
Macracanthorhynchus ingens in reptile paratenic hosts has only been reported from southern Louisiana.
The epizootiology of Macracanthorhynchus ingens in Louisiana.
Macracanthorhynchus ingens from raccoons in Maryland.
Studies on the life history and development of Macracanthorhynchus ingens Meyer 1933, with a redescription of the adult worm.
On 21 August 1993 a single adult specimen of the acanthocephalan Macracanthorhynchus ingens (Oligacanthorhychidae) was collected in Manhattan, Kansas.