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Larval trematodes in freshwater molluscs from the Elbe to Danube rivers (Southeast Germany): before and today
It is proposed that there is still a very similar spectrum of the most common species of cercariae typical for Central Europe as found 20, but also 100–150 years ago.
New cryptic species of the ‘revolutum’ group of Echinostoma (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) revealed by molecular and morphological data
The findings highlight the need for further analyses of patterns of interspecific variation based on molecular and morphological evidence to enhance the re-evaluation of the species and advance the understanding of the relationships within the ‘revolutum’ group of Echinostoma.
A re-assessment of species diversity within the ‘revolutum’ group of Echinostoma Rudolphi, 1809 (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) in Europe
Six European species of Echinostoma Rudolphi belonging to the ‘revolutum’ species complex were re-examined based on material gathered in an extensive sampling programme in eight countries in Europe, with an updated synonymy.
A revision of Petasiger Dietz, 1909 (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) and a key to its species
Petasiger Dietz, 1909 is revised, and a key to and lists of the records and hosts of the 18 recognised species are presented, and seven species are redescribed on the basis of type and newly collected material.
Larval trematodes (Digenea) of planorbid snails (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) in Central Europe: a survey of species and key to their identification
The actual number of trematode species occurring in the planorbid snails is probably much lower, because many, if not most, larval stages reported under provisional names or unidentified to the species level may be conspecific with identified adult forms.
Larval trematodes [Digenea] in molluscs from small water bodies near Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
A total of 2802 molluscs from two fishponds and one swamp in the vicinity of Ceske Budějovice, South Bohemia, were examined; three cases of double infections with cercariae were found and most of the trematode species reported mature in birds and are widely distributed in other parts of Europe.
Echinostoma 'revolutum' (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) species complex revisited: species delimitation based on novel molecular and morphological data gathered in Europe
This study provides a comprehensive reference library for precisely identified isolates of the European species and highlights the importance of an integrative approach for species identification linking molecular, morphological and biological data.
Biodiversity of trematodes in their intermediate mollusc and fish hosts in the freshwater ecosystems of Europe
Abstract We analysed two novel databases containing 2,380 and 8,202 host-parasite-locality records for trematode parasites of molluscs and fishes, respectively, to assess the biodiversity of