Accession Number : AD0616487

Title :   SYSTEMATICS, TAXONOMY, AND NOMENCLATURE OF THE TREMATODA,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Stunkard,Horace W.

Report Date : 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The diverse taxonomic arrangements recently proposed for the class Trematoda are reviewed. The division of the class into two orders, Monogenea and Digenea, has proved inconsistent, inadequate, and inept. The system advocated by Stunkard (1962) disposes of the component groups of the Trematoda in accord with morphological and developmental data. The integrity and validity of the class Trematoda is maintained to include both monogenetic and digenetic forms. The polystomes and related categories are included in the subclass Pectobothridia, and the Malacobothridia of Burmeister is expanded to include two orders, the Aspidogastrea and the Digenea. With this revision, the arrangement corresponds with the classification of Burmeister (1856), and his names are retained. An outline of the system is sketched. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TREMATODES, MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY)), PARASITES, WORMS, CLASSIFICATION, IDENTIFICATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE