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Pinworms ("Enterobius vermicularis")
Pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Chromadorea
Order: Rhabditida
Superfamily: Oxyuroidea
Family: Oxyuridae

Oxyuridae is a family of nematode worms of the class Secernentea.[2] It consists of eight genera, one of which contains the human pinworm (Enterobius vermicularis).[3]


  1. ^ "Oxyuridae" (HTML). NCBI taxonomy. Bethesda, MD: National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Nematoda. Roundworms. Version 01 January 2002 (temporary)". The Tree of Life Web Project. Tree of Life Project. 2002. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Oxyuridae". NCBI taxonomy database. National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine. 2009. Retrieved 8 April 2009.