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Pentastomida

Known as: Tongue Worm, Tongue Worms, Pentastomidas 
A subclass of CRUSTACEA comprising the tongue worms which are obligatory parasites of reptiles, birds, and mammals including humans.
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Highly Cited
2014
Highly Cited
2014
In spite of the high relevance of lumbricid earthworms (‘Oligochaeta’: Lumbricidae) for soil structure and functioning, the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
We compile all published information on the Recent Pentastomida published to date, including complete synonyms, and species… Expand
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Visceral pentastomiasis in humans is caused by the larval stages (nymphs) of the arthropod-related tongue worms Linguatula… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
This work is a first attempt to integrate into one list and quantify all the known species of Hispaniolan arthropods. It includes… Expand
Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
This work expands on a study from 2004 by Mallatt, Garey, and Shultz [Mallatt, J.M., Garey, J.R., Shultz, J.W., 2004. Ecdysozoan… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Pentastomids are a small group of vermiform animals with unique morphology and parasitic lifestyle. They are generally recognized… Expand
Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
The positioning of the Pentastomida among the Metazoa has provoked many debates up to the present. On the other hand, the… Expand
Review
1996
Review
1996
The complete 18S rDNA gene sequence of Macrobiotus group hufelandi (Tardigrada) was obtained and aligned with 18S rDNA and rRNA… Expand
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Highly Cited
1989
Highly Cited
1989
The phylogenetic status of the phylum Pentastomida (tongue worms) was considered on the basis of comparison of nucleotide… Expand
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Review
1969
Review
1969
  • J. Self
  • Experimental parasitology
  • 1969
  • Corpus ID: 40224934
Abstract The Pentastomida constitute an aberrant group of helminths which, like the onycophora, have lost most affinities to… Expand