Phagicola longa (Heterophyidae) in dogs from Chile: morphological findings and taxonomical problems.

@article{Manfredi1997PhagicolaL,
  title={Phagicola longa (Heterophyidae) in dogs from Chile: morphological findings and taxonomical problems.},
  author={Maria Teresa Manfredi and Mariana Ara{\'u}jo Oneto},
  journal={Parassitologia},
  year={1997},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={
          9-11
        }
}
Trematodes found in the intestines of dogs from Chillan, VIII region of Chile, were studied. The species identified was Phagicola longa, a fluke of the Heterophyidae family, parasites of fish-eating birds or mammals in several countries. P. longa is very similar to P. arnaldoi, a species described in dogs from South America. The number of vitelline follicles and the distribution of cuticular spines are the only distinctive features for the two species. However, many authors report the same… CONTINUE READING