Rhopaliidae Looss

Santos, Cláudia Portes & Gibson, David I., 2015, Checklist of the Helminth Parasites of South American Bats, Zootaxa 3937 (3), pp. 471-499: 480

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3937.3.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F7CAD672-4865-411B-A5C7-D46AB3A2299D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03A18784-532D-6256-FF6B-FCF9FD14FBFA

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Rhopaliidae Looss
status

 

Family Rhopaliidae Looss 

Species of this rare group occur mainly in marsupials from the Americas, but occasionally in other in omnivorous mammals (and birds). The life-cycle is not known, but bats likely acquire the parasite by the ingestion of metacercariae encysted on the surface of vegetation or on/in molluscs or other invertebrates.

Rhopalias Stiles & Hassall 

Species: R. coronatus ( Rudolphi, 1819)