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Apororhynchus hemignathi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Acanthocephala
Class: Archiacanthocephala
Order: Apororhynchida
Thapar, 1927[1]
Family: Apororhynchidae
Shipley, 1899
Genus: Apororhynchus
Shipley, 1899

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Apororhynchida is an order containing one family, Apororhynchidae,[2] and one genus, Apororhynchus,[2] of microscopic parasitic worms that attach themselves to the intestinal wall of terrestrial vertebrates.


Has been found infecting Oriolus cristatus in Brazil.[4]

Has been found infecting a Canada warbler (Wilsonia canadensis) in Mountain Lake, Virginia and a Parula warbler (Compsothlysis americana) in Augusta, Georgia.[4]

Has been found infecting the Honey creeper (Hemignathus procerus) in Hawaii.[4]


  • Byrd, Elon E. and Denton, J. Fred: The Helminth Parasites of Birds. II. A New Species of Acanthocephala from North American Birds. The Journal of Parasitology Vol. 35, No. 4, The American Society of Parasitologists, 1949, p. 391-410. [1]
  • Byrd, Elon E.: Observations on the anatomy of a male Acanthocephalan. Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science 24(3), 1949, p. 174.
  • Crompton, David William Thomasson; Nickol, Brent B.: Biology of the Acanthocephala, Cambridge University Press, 1985, p. 31. [2]
  • Das, Eashwar N.: On a new species of Apororhynchus from the white scavenger vulture Neophron percnopterus (Linn.) from India. Records of the Indian Museum 48(3-4), 1950,[7] p. 43-50. [3]
  • Dunagan, T. T. & Miller, D. M.: Acanthocephalan bibliography. Physiology Department, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA. [4]
  • Marval, Louis de: Sur les Acanthocéphales D'Oiseaux. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 12(3), 1904, p. 573-583. [5], [6], [7]
  • Meyer, A.: Neue Acanthocephalen aus dem Berliner Museum. Begründung eines neuen Acanthocephalensystems auf Grund einer Untersuchung der Berliner Sammlung. Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abteilung für Systematick, Ökologie und Geographie der Tiere 62, 1931, p. 65-68.
  • Sen, J. K.: On a new species of Apororhynchus Shipley, 1899 (Apororhynchoidea: Apororhynchidae) from India. Dr. B. S. Chauhan Commemorative Volume, Tiwara, K. K. and C. B. Srivastava Eds., Orissa, India, Zoological Society of India, 1975, p. 211-213. [8]
  • Shipley, Arthur E.: Memoirs: On Arhynchus hemignathi, a new Genus of Acanthocephala. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, s2-39 (1896-1897), London, 1897, p. 207-218. [9], [10], [11], [12]
  • Shipley, Arthur E.: Memoirs: Note: Arhynchus hemignathi. Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, s2-42 (1899), London, 1899, p. 361. [13], [14], [15], [16]
  • Thapar, Gobind Singh: On Acanthogyrus n.g. from the Intestine of the Indian Fish Labeo rohita, with a Note on the Classification of the Acanthocephala. Journal of Helminthology, 5, 1927, p. 109-120. [17]
  • Van Cleave, Harley J.: Eorhynchus: A proposed new name for Neorhynchus Hamann preoccupied. Journal of Parasitology 1(1), 1914, p. 50-51. [18], [19]


  1. ^ Thapar 1927, p. 109-120
  2. ^ a b Crompton 1985, p. 31
  3. ^ Meyer 1931, p. 65-68
  4. ^ a b c d Byrd, Helminth Parasites, p. 391-410
  5. ^ Byrd, Observations, p. 174
  6. ^ Das 1950, p. 43-50
  7. ^ a b Dunagan, Acanthocephalan bibliography, p. 249
  8. ^ Sen 1975, p. 211-213
  9. ^ Shipley 1899, p. 361