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Paragonimus westermanii.jpg
Paragonimus westermani
(Troglotremata: Paragonimidae)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Rhabditophora
Clade: Digenea
Order: Plagiorchiida

Plagiorchiida is a large order of trematodes, synonymous to Echinostomida. They belong to the Digenea, a large subclass of flukes. This order contains relatively few significant parasites of humans.[1]

The following families are placed here, organised by superfamily and suborder:[2][3]


  1. ^ Gibson (2001). "European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification". Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: 136–142.
  2. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Plagiorchiida". Retrieved 2015-11-08.
  3. ^ Jones, A., Bray, R. A., & Gibson, D. I. (Eds.). (2002). Keys to the Trematoda (Vol. 1). CABI Publishing and The Natural History Museum.