Family Pronocephalidae Looss, 1899

Blair, David (2005) Family Pronocephalidae Looss, 1899. In: Jones, A., Bray, R.A., and Gibson, D.I., (eds.) Keys to the Trematoda. CAB International, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK, pp. 361-380.

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[Extract] Pronocephalids are monostome digencans occurring primarily in the intestines of marine and aquatic reptiles. A few species occur in marine fishes. For comments on the limits of the family, see Barton & Blair, Chapter 32, this volume. The name Pronocephalus was coined by Looss (1899) in recognition of the distinctive head-collar (Greek prono - an elevation) characteristic of his subfamily Pronocephalinae Looss, 1899. Looss (1902a) raised the subfamily to family status and recognized a total of eight genera. Yamaguti (1971) recognized 27 genera in ten subfamilies and Groschaft & Tenora (1981) recognized 19 genera in four subfamilies (but had raised some of Yamaguti's subfamilies to family rank, thus excluding them from this count). Perez Ponce de Leon & Brooks (1995a) included 20 genera in three subfamilies. Twenty-two genera are included in the key below.

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