Selected features of Progamotaenia lagorchestis, from Beveridge & Thompson (1979).

Belongs within: Cestoda.
Contains: Proteocephalidae, Monticelliidae, Hymenolepidata, Taeniata.

The Eucestoda, true tapeworms, are parasitic flatworms found as adults in the digestive tract of vertebrates. The body is divided into scolex, neck and strobila with the strobila composed of numerous segments (proglottids); male and female reproductive systems are present in each proglottid (Miller & Harley 1996).

|--Proteocephalidea [Proteocephalata]B78
| |--ProteocephalidaeB78
| `--MonticelliidaeB78
| i. s.: Pseudhymenolepis redonicaCM07
| Oschmarenia Spassky 1951SB02
| MonieziaH01 [MonieziidaeS04]
| |--M. benedeniH01
| `--M. expansaH01
|--Davaineinae [Davaineata, Davaineidae]SB02
| |--Davainea proglottinaPB27
| `--Calostaurus Sandars 1957S57
| `--*C. macropus (Ortlepp 1922) [=Raillietina (Paroniella) macropa]S57
|--Skrjabinochoridae [Skrjabinochorata]S04
| |--Oochorista Luhe 1898 [incl. Skrjabinochora Spassky 1948]SB02
| `--Markewitschitaenia Sharpilo & Kornyushin 1975SB02
| |--*M. rodentina (Joyeux 1927) [=Oochorista erinacei var. rodentina, Mathevotaenia rodentina]SB02
| `--M. sharpiloi Spassky & Kornyushin 1987SB02
|--Anoplocephalidae [Anoplocephalata, Anoplocephalinae, Anoplocephaloidea]SB02
| |--Bertiella studeriNB-P09
| |--Prototaenia obesa (Zschokke 1898)S57
| `--Progamotaenia Nybelin 1917BT79
| |--P. bancrofti (Johnston 1912)S57
| |--P. diaphana (Zschokke 1907)BT79
| |--P. festiva (Rudolphi 1819)S57 [=Hepatotaenia festivaM64]
| |--P. gynandrolinearis Beveridge & Thompson 1979T13
| |--P. lagorchestis (Lewis 1914) [=Cittotaenia lagorchestis]BT79
| |--P. proteroguna (Fuhrmann 1932)BT79
| |--P. thylogale Beveridge & Thompson 1979BT79
| |--P. villosa (Lewis 1914) [=Cittotaenia villosa]BT79
| `--P. zschokkei (Janicki 1905)BT79
`--Linstowiata [Linstowioidea]S04
|--Mathevotaenia Akhumian 1946SB02 [MathevotaeniidaeS04, Mathevotaeniinae]
| `--*M. symmetrica (Baylis 1927)SB02
| |--Linstowia semoni (Zschokke 1896) (see below for synonymy)S57
| `--Oochoristica bivittata Janicki 1904S57
|--Inversia Spassky 1951SB02
|--Atriotaenia Sandground 1926SB02
|--Sinaiotaenia Wertheim & Greenberg 1981SB02
|--Vasoramia Spassky 1987SB02
|--Paralinstowia Baer 1927SB02
`--Opossumia Zschokke 1899 [Opossumiini]SB02
`--O. bivittata (Janicki 1904) (see below for synonymy)SB02

Eucestoda incertae sedis:
|--C. laticepsLOL03
`--C. mutabilisH04
|--E. granulosusPB07
|--E. hominisG20
|--E. multilocularisPB07
|--E. punctatusR26
`--E. veterinorumG20
Taeniarhynchus saginatusMH96
|--D. latumMH96
|--D. pacificumB96
`--D. sebagoK-M02

Linstowia semoni (Zschokke 1896) [=Taenia semoni; incl. L. semoni var. acanthocirrosa Nybelin 1917]S57

Opossumia bivittata (Janicki 1904) [=Oochorista bivittata, Linstowia (Opossumia) bivittata, Mathevotaenia bivittata]SB02

*Type species of generic name indicated


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[B96] Bond, C. E. 1996. Biology of Fishes 2nd ed. Saunders College Publishing: Fort Worth.

[B78] Brooks, D. R. 1978. Evolutionary history of the cestode order Proteocephalidea. Systematic Zoology 27 (3): 312–323.

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[G20] Goldfuss, G. A. 1820. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte vol. 3. Handbuch der Zoologie pt 1. Johann Leonhard Schrag: Nürnberg.

[H04] Haeckel, E. 1899–1904. Kunstformen der Natur. Bibliographisches Institut: Leipzig und Wien.

[K-M02] Klein-MacPhee, G. 2002. Smelts. Family Osmeridae. In: Collette, B. B., & G. Klein-MacPhee (eds) Bigelow and Schroeder’s Fishes of the Gulf of Maine 3rd ed. pp. 162–170. Smithsonian Institute Press: Washington.

[LOL03] Lockyer, A. E., P. D. Olson & D. T. J. Littlewood. 2003. Utility of complete large and small subunit rRNA genes in resolving the phylogeny of the Neodermata (Platyhelminthes): implications and a review of the cercomer theory. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 78: 155–171.

[MH96] Miller, S. A., & J. P. Harley. 1996. Zoology 3rd ed. Wm. C. Brown Publishers: Dubuque (Iowa).

[M64] Mykytowycz, R. 1964. A survey of the endoparasites of the red kangaroo Megaleia rufa (Desmarest). Parasitology 54: 677–693.

[NB-P09] Norton, R. A., & V. M. Behan-Pelletier. 2009. Suborder Oribatida. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 430–564. Texas Tech University Press.

[PB07] Philippe, H., H. Brinkmann, P. Martinez, M. Riutort & J. Baguña. 2007. Acoel flatworms are not Platyhelminthes: evidence from phylogenomics. PloS One 2 (8): e717.

[PB27] Pilsbry, H. A., & J. Bequaert. 1927. The aquatic mollusks of the Belgian Congo, with a geographical and ecological account of Congo malacology. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 53 (2): 69–602, pls 10–77.

[R26] Risso, A. 1826. Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l’Europe méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes maritimes vol. 5. F.-G. Levrault: Paris.

[S57] Sandars, D. F. 1957. Redescription of some cestodes from marsupials. II.—Davaineidae, Hymenolepididae and Anoplocephalidae. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology 51 (3): 330–339.

[SB02] Spasskij, A. A., & M. L. Buga. 2002. O validnosti rodov Opossumia, Markewitschitaenia i podsemejstva Inversiinae (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea). Vestnik Zoologii 36 (3): 65–69.

[S04] Spassky, A. A. 2004. On the taxonomy structure of the superfamily Echinocotyloidea (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea). Vestnik Zoologii 38 (2): 13–19.

[T13] Taylor, C. K. 2013. Annotated bibliography for Barrow Island terrestrial invertebrates. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 83: 135–144.

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