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Echinococcus granulosus Species Descriptions

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4541-1
Based on molecular data, McManus ( 2013) proposed new species (see Table 1).
Table 1

Echinococcus granulosus Species Descriptions

Echinococcus species

Intermediate hosts

Known final hosts

E. canadensis

Camels, goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, boars, beavers


E. equinus

Horses, equids


E. felidis

Zebra, bushpigs, hogs, buffaloes, antelopes


E. granulosus

Sheep, cattle, pigs, camels, goats, macropods

Dogs, foxes, dingoes, jackals, hyenas

E. multilocularis

Small mammals, mice, pigs, dogs, monkeys

Foxes, dogs, cats, wolves, raccoon dogs, coyotes

E. oligarthrus


Wild felids (jaguars, pumas, ocelots, etc.)

E. ortleppi

Cattle, buffaloes, goat, sheep


E. shiquicus


Tibetan foxes

E. vogeli

Small mammals, pocus, pagutis

Bush dogs, dogs


Molecular Data Species Description Echinococcus Granulosus 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
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  1. McManus DP (2013) Current status of the genetics and molecular taxonomy of Echinococcus species. Parasitology 140:1617–1623CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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