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Linguatula serrata (tongueworm)

Wikipedia Abstract

Linguatula serrata is a cosmopolitan zoonotic parasite, belonging to the Pentastomida order, also known as tongue worms. They are wormlike parasites of the respiratory systems of vertebrates. They live in the nasopharyngeal region of mammals. Cats, dogs, foxes, and other carnivores are normal hosts of this parasite. Apparently, almost any mammal is a potential intermediate host.
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Parasite of 
Bos taurus (cow)[1]
Bos taurus indicus (aurochs)[2]
Canis lupus (Wolf)[1]
Dasyurus maculatus (Tiger Quoll)[2]
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit)[2]
Panthera leo (Lion)[3]
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
3Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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