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]
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Porocephalus

(po?ro-sef'a-lus)
a genus of helminthoid arthropods. The species parasitic in humans have been assigned to other genera.
See: Armillifer
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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., 2005; Meyers and Neafie, 2011).
The genus Porocephalus comprises nine species that infect lungs of snakes in America and Africa (Christoffersen and Assis, 2013; Gomez-Puerta et al., 2011; Poore, 2012).
The family Porocephalidae is formed by seven genera, including Porocephalus. This genus is represented by eight species that parasitize snakes, six in the Americas (P.
Further findings of Porocephalus moniliformis in Cameroon [in German].
Sequence similarities to other pentastomids range from 90.0% (Armillifer agkistrodontis, Porocephalus crotali) to 90.8% (Raillietiella spp.).
agkistrodontis FJ607339.1 Porocephalus crotali M29931.1 Linguatula serrata FJ528908.1 Raillietiella sp.
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).