Linguatuloidea

Linguatuloidea

[liŋ‚gwach·ə′lōid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A suborder of pentastomid arthropods in the order Porocephalida; characterized by an elongate, ventrally flattened, annulate, posteriorly attenuated body, simple hooks on the adult, and binate hooks in the larvae.
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The most recent phylogenetic systematization showed that the Class Pentastomida is divided into four orders (Cephalobaenida, Raillietiellida, Reighardiida, and Porocephalida), the latter with two superfamilies (Linguatuloidea and Porocephaloidea) and four families (Linguatulidae, Sub triquetridae, Sebekidae, and Porocephalidae; see Almeida and Christoffersen, 1999).