Ornithobilharzia

Ornithobilharzia

a genus of blood flukes (digenetic trematodes) in the family Schistosomatidae. Includes, as well as those listed below, O. dattai.

Ornithobilharzia bomfordi
occurs in the mesenteric veins of zebu cattle.
Ornithobilharzia turkestanicum
found in the mesenteric veins of most grazing herbivores and cats. Causes hepatic cirrhosis and nodules in the intestinal wall accompanied by loss of body weight in small ruminants.
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The only other known marine schistosomes belong to species of the genera Austrobilharzia and Ornithobilharzia Ohdner 1912, which are distantly related to the BTGD clade (Figure 4).
Adult worms (Trichobilharzia, Gigantobilharzia, Austrobilharzia, Ornithobilharzia, Microbilharzia, and Heterobilharzia) are found in the gastrointestinal tract of the bird host.
Species of avian schistosomes include Trichobilharzia, Gigantobilharzia, Austrobilharzia, Ornithobilharzia, Microbilharzia, and Heterobilharzia and are found worldwide.
Schistosome cercarial dermatitis is caused by avian schistosomes (Trichobilharzia, Gigantobilharzia, Austrobilharzia, Ornithobilharzia, Microbilharzia, and Heterobilharzia in North America) found in ducks, geese, gulls, and swans, and by schistosomes of certain aquatic mammals (such as muskrats and beavers).