Bulletin of Faculty of Health Sciences Okayama University Medical School
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岡山大学医療技術短期大学部紀要 (1巻-9巻)

The species of Paragonimus in Latin America

Tongu, Yasumasa
Abstract
Six species of Paragonimus are presently known in Latin America. They include the following : P. mexicanus, P. peruvianus, P. amazonicus, P. inca, P. ecuadoriensis, and P. caliensis. Among them, P. peruvianus has been recognized as a synonym of P. mexicanus by Miyazaki himself, the discoverer of P. peruvianus. Furthermore, P. ecuadoriensis is suggestive of a synonym of P. mexicanus by Miyazaki. I also regard P. amazonicus, P. inca and P. caliensis as dependent species. I entertain a strong suspicion that these are synonymous with P. mexicanus. Therefore, P. mexicanus is the only species that distinctly inhabits Latin America. In the classification, in particular Paragonimus, we have to recognize the variations in the same species.
Keywords
Paragonimus (肺吸虫)
taxonomy (分類)
Latin America (ラテンアメリカ)
ISSN
1345-0948
NCID
AA11403004