Taxon profile


Dipylidium caninum (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Platyhelminthes - flatworms »  class Cestoda - tapeworms »  order Cyclophyllidea »  family Dipylidiidae »  genus Dipylidium

Scientific synonyms

Alyselminthus cucumerina
Alyselminthus cucumerinus


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Intertaxon relationships

host: Canidae Fischer von Waldheim, 1817 - dogs and allies, Canis lupus f. familiaris Linnaeus, 1758 - dog, Felidae Fischer de Waldheim, 1817 - cats, Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 - Human

intermediate host: Pulex irritans Linnaeus, 1758 - Human Flea, Ctenocephalides canis (Curtis, 1826) - Dog Flea

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [412127]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Dipylidium caninum (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Dipylidium caninum (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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