Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4828


Latin: inermis = inner; capsifera = capsule.

Group of anoplocephalan cestodes. Some of them (e.g., Inermicapsifer madagascariensis) are parasites of rodents and humans. They are related to species of Thysanotaenia (e.g., T. congolense).

Further Reading

  1. Swiderski Z, Tkach VV (2002) Ultrastructure of the embryonic development of Inermicapsifer madagascariensis. Acta Parasitol 47:105–120Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany