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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Chromadorea
Order: Rhabditida
Suborder: Strongylida
Superfamily: Ancylostomatoidea
Family: Ancylostomatidae
Genus: Ancylostoma
Dubini, 1843

Ancylostoma is a genus that includes some species of hookworm.

Species include:

Ancylostoma braziliense, commonly infects cats, popularly known in Brazil as "bicho-geográfico"
Ancylostoma caninum, commonly infects dogs
Ancylostoma ceylanicum
Ancylostoma duodenale
Ancylostoma pluridentatum, commonly infects sylvatic cats
Ancylostoma tubaeforme, infects cats along with other hosts

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