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Subject: Digenea, Microphallus piriformes, Microphallus, Opisthorchis viverrini, Dicrocoelium dendriticum, Opisthorchis felineus, Zoogonidae, Prosthogonimidae, Cephalouterina, Cephalouterina decamptodoni
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Paragonimus westermanii
(Troglotremata: Paragonimidae)

The Plagiorchiida are a large order of flatworms. They belong to the Digenea, a large subclass of flukes. Unlike the related Echinostomida and Strigeidida, they contain relatively few significant parasites of humans.

The following suborders are placed here:[verification needed]

  • Allocreadiata Skrjabin, Petrow, Koval, 1958
  • Eucotylata Odening, 1961
  • Opecoelata Odening, 1960
  • Plagiorchiata
  • Troglotremata Schell, 1980
  • Zoogonata Odening, 1961
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