Palaeacanthocephala


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Palaeacanthocephala

[¦pāl·ē·ə‚kan·thə′sef·ə·lə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of the Acanthocephala including parasitic worms characterized by fragmented nuclei in the hypodermis, lateral placement of the chief lacunar vessels, and proboscis hooks arranged in long rows.
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Redescription of Acanthocephalus tumescens (Von Linstow, 1896) (Palaeacanthocephala: Echinorhynchidae) in Galaxias maculatus (Pisces: Galaxiidae) in Patagonia (Argentina).
(2010) The avian acanthocephalan Plagiorhynchus cylindraceus (Palaeacanthocephala) parasitizing the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in Europe and New Zealand.
Intestinal fish parasites as heavy metal bioindicator: a comparison between Acanthocephalus lucii (palaeacanthocephala) and the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha.