Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2004, 52, 23-28

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun200452010023
Published online 2015-07-18

Discussion to several tapeworm species from the families Hymenolepididae, Anoplocephalidae and Davaineidae parasitizing rodents and man

František Tenora1, Vlastimil Baruš2, Miroslav Prokeš2

1Ústav zoologie a včelařství, Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika
2Ústav biologie obratlovců Akademie věd České republiky, Květná 8, 603 65 Brno, Česká republika

With the more recent knowledge, the hypothesis by Joyeux and Baer (1929) is consulted: “... most of rarer species of tapeworms occurring in man are probably parasites of other mammals, specially of Rodentia .....“. In connection with that, the host specificity in several species from the families Hymenolepididae, Anoplocephalidae and Davaineidae is discussed. So far parasites of rodents are concerned, they are the species Rodentolepis straminea, R. fraterna, Hymenolepis diminuta, H. pseudodiminuta, H. hibernia and Inermicapsifer arvicanthidis. So far parasites of man are concerned, they are the species Rodentolepis nana, Hymenolepis flavopunctata and Inermicapsifer madagascariensis. Attention is drawn also to discrepancies in the opinions published on the views of hosts’ specificity or of zoogeographical distribution of several species from the family Davaineidae.

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