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Boeger, W. A., and D. C. Kritsky. "Phylogenetic Relationships of the Monogenoidea." In Interrelationships of the Platyhelminths, edited by D. T. J. Littlewood and R. A. Bray. London: Taylor & Francis, 2001.

Kearn, G. C. Parasitism and the Platyhelminths. London: Chapman & Hall, 1998.


Bakke, T. A., P. D. Harris, and J. Cable. "Host Specificity Dynamics: Observations on Gyrodactylid Monogeneans." International Journal for Parasitology 32 (2002): 281-308.

Kearn, G. C. "Evolutionary Expansion of the Monogenea." International Journal for Parasitology 24 (1994): 1227-1271.

-. "The Survival of Monogenean (Platyhelminth)

Parasites on Fish Skin." Parasitology 119 (1999): S57-S88.

Tinsley, R. C. "Parasite Adaptation to Extreme Conditions in a Desert Environment." Parasitology 119 (1999): S31-S56.

Whittington, I. D., L. A. Chisholm, and K Rohde. "The Larvae of Monogenea (Platyhelminthes)." Advances in Parasitology 44 (2000): 139-232.

Graham Clive Kearn, DSc

Phylum Platyhelminthes Class Cestoda Number of families 72

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Internal parasitic flatworms lacking a gut during all stages of their development; adults parasitic in vertebrates, larvae in invertebrate and vertebrate hosts

Photo: Light micrograph of the scolex of an adult pork tapeworm (Taenia solium). At the top are the hooks, at lower left and right are the rounded suckers. These are used by the tapeworm to attach itself to the intestinal walls of its host. Humans are the main host of this parasite, which infects some four million people worldwide. (Photo by ©Alfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

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