Pentastomida - Classification

Classification

This article follows Martin and Davis in placing Pentastomida in the class Maxillopoda within the subphylum Crustacea. The species list below is derived from Heymons and Self, as well as the more recent literature.

Subclass Pentastomida

  • Fossil stem-group taxa – all from the Cambrian 'Orsten' of Sweden; host unknown
      • Aengapentastomum
        • Aengapentastomum andresi
      • Boeckelericambria
        • Boeckelericambria pelturae
      • Haffnericambria
        • Haffnericambria trolmeniensis
      • Heymonsicambria
        • Heymonsicambria gossmannae
        • Heymonsicambria kinnekullensis
        • Heymonsicambria repetski
        • Heymonsicambria scandia
        • Heymonsicambria taylori
  • Taxon Eupentastomida
  • Order Cephalobaenida
    • Family Cephalobaenidae
      • Cephalobaena
        • Cephalobaena freitarsi
        • Cephalobaena giglioli – South America; primary host: amphisbaenians
        • Cephalobaena tetrapoda – South America; primary host: snakes
      • Mahafaliella
        • Mahafaliella tetrapoda – Madagascar; primary host: Madagascar boa
        • Mahafaliella venteli
      • Raillietiella
        • Raillietiella aegypti – Egypt; primary host: lizards
        • Raillietiella affinis
        • Raillietiella agocai – Philippines; primary host: cobra
        • Raillietiella ampanihyensis – Madagascar: primary host: snakes
        • Raillietiella amphiboluri – Australia; primary host: bearded lizard
        • Railietiella bicaudata
        • Raillietiella bufonis – Puerto Rico; primary host: toads
        • Raillietiella boulengeriAfrica; primary host: snakes
        • Raillietiella boulengeri var. spiralis
        • Raillietiella cartagenensis – Colombia; primary host: lizards
        • Raillietiella chamaeleonis
        • Raillietiella chautedeni
        • Raillietiella congolensis
        • Raillietiella crotali – Mexico – primary host: rattlesnakes
        • Raillietiella frenatus – Malaysia; primary host: geckos
        • Raillietiella furcocerca
        • Raillietiella gehyrae – Indonesia
        • Raillietiella gowrii
        • Raillietiella hebithamata
        • Raillietiella hemidactyli – SE Asia
        • Raillietiella indica – India; primary host: toads
        • Raillietiella kochi
        • Raillietiella mabuiae – south-west Africa
        • Raillietiella maculatus – India
        • Raillietiella mediterranea
        • Raillietiella morenoi – Canary Islands; primary host: lizards
        • Raillietiella orientalis – Asia; primary host: snakes
        • Railletiella spiralis
        • Raillietiella trachea – Pakistan; primary host: white backed vulture; autoinfection?
      • Rileyella
        • Rileyella petauri
    • Family Reighardiidae
      • Hispania
        • Hispana vulturis – Spain; primary host: black vulture
      • Reighardia
        • Reighardia lomviae – northern Europe; primary host; guillemot
        • Reighardia sternae – widespread in the northern Hemisphere particularly; primary host: seabirds; no intermediate host (autoinfection)
  • Order Porocephalida
    • Superfamily Lingulatoidea
    • Family Linguatulidae
      • Linguatula
        • Linguatula dingophila – Australia; primary host: dingos
        • Lingulatula nuttali – East Africa; primary host: lion; intermediate host antilopes
        • Lingulatula recurvata – South America; primary host: jaguar; intermediate host: mammals, fish
        • Linguatula serrata – cosmopolitan; primary host: dogs, wolves, etc.; intermediate host: mammals
    • Family Subtriquetridae
      • Subtriquetra
        • Subtriquetra megacephala – India; primary host: crocodiles; intermediate host: fish
        • Subtriquetra rileyi – Africa; primary host: nile crocodiles?; intermediate host: fish
        • Subtriquetra shipleyi – India; primary host: crocodile; intermediate host: fish?
        • Subtriquetra subtriquetra – South America; primary host: crocodilians; intermediate host: fish
    • Superfamily Porocephaloidea
    • Family Porocephalidae
      • Armillifer
        • Armillifer agkistrodontis
        • Armillifer armillatus
        • Armillifer grandis
        • Armillifer mazzai
        • Armillifer moniliformis
        • Armillifer moniliformis var. heymonsi
      • Cuberia
        • Cuberia armulata
        • Cuberia pomeroyi
      • Gigliolella
        • Gigliolella brumpti – Madagascar; primary host: snakes
      • Kiricephalus
        • Kiricephalus clelii – West Indies; primary host: pesudoboa
        • Kiricephalus coarctatus
        • Kiricephalus constrictor – Central and South America?; primary host boa constrictors
        • Kiricephalus gabonensis – West Africa; primary host colubrid snakes
        • Kiricephalus pattoni – Asia, Australia; primary host: snakes; intermediate host: amphibians, lizards, snakes
        • Kiricephalus tortus
      • Porocephalus
        • Porocephalus basilicus – Mexico; primary host: rattlesnakes; intermediate host: small mammals?
        • Porocephalus benoiti – West Africa; primary/intermediate host?: cobras
        • Porocephalus clavatus – Central and South America; primary host: constrictors; intermediate host: small mammals
        • Porocephalus crotali – Americas; primary host: rattlesnakes and moccasins; intermediate host: small mammals
        • Porocephalus dominicana – Dominican Republic; primary host: Dominican boas; intermediate host: small mammals?
        • Porocephalus stilesi – Central and South America; primary host: pit vipers; intermediate host: small mammals
        • Porocephalus subulifer – Africa; primary host: snake-eating snakes; intermediate host: other snakes
        • Porocephalus tortugensis – Tortuga Island, Mexico; primary host rattlesnakes; intermediate host: small mammals?
    • Family Sebekiidae
      • Agema
        • Agema silvaepalustris
      • Alofia
        • Alofia ginae
        • Alofia merki
        • Alofia parva
        • Alofia platycephala
      • Diesingia
        • Diesingia kachugensis
        • Diesingia megastoma – South America; primary host: terrapins
      • Elenia
        • Elenia australis
        • Elenia travassosi
      • Leiperia
        • Leiperia australis
        • Leiperia cincinnalis – Africa; primary host: crocodiles
      • Pelonia
        • Pelonia africana – South Africa; primary host: terrapins
      • Sambonia
        • Sambonia lohrmanni – Africa; primary host: monitor lizards
        • Sambonia parapodum
        • Sambonia solomenensis
        • Sambonia varani
      • Sebekia
        • Sebekia cesarisi
        • Sebekia divestei
        • Sebekia johnstoni
        • Sebekia mississippiensis – southern USA; primary host: alligators; intermediate host: fish
        • Sebakia multiannulata
        • Sebakia novaguineae
        • Sebekia oxycephala
        • Sebekia purdieae
        • Sebekia samboni
        • Sebekia wedli
      • Selfia
        • Selfia porosus
      • Waddycephalus
        • Waddycephalus teretiusculus
        • Waddycephalus vitensis
Crustaceans portal
  • nomina dubia
    • Alofia adriatica
    • Alofia indica
    • Elenia lialisi – immature Waddycephalus specimens from Indonesia
    • Pentastoma gracile – immature specimens from South America
    • Pentastomum crocidurae – immature specimens from Burma
    • Pentastomum najae sputatricis – immature specimens
    • Porocephalus siamensis – immature specimens from Thailand
    • Raillietiella geckonis – original description inadequate, host uncertain
    • Sebekia acuminata
    • Sebekia jubini
    • Sebekia samboni

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