Schistosoma ovuncatum

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Schistosoma ovuncatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Trematoda
Subclass: Digenea
Order: Strigeidida
Family: Schistosomatidae
Genus: Schistosoma
Species: S. ovuncatum
Binomial name
Schistosoma ovuncatum

Schistosoma ovuncatum is a schistozome parasite, first described in 2002. Its recognition as a new species only occurred when zoologists were re examining specimens originally described in 1984[1]

The species was described from material collected in Chiang Mai Province, northwest Thailand. The name is derived from the shape of the egg (ovum = egg + uncatus hooked). The natural final host is the rat (Rattus rattus) and the intermediate host is the pomatiopsid snail Tricula bollingi.


  1. ^ a b Attwood, S. W.; Panasoponkul, C.; Upatham, E. S.; Meng, X. H.; Southgate, V. R. (2002). "Schistosoma ovuncatum n. sp. (Digenea: Schistosomatidae) from northwest Thailand and the historical biogeography of Southeast Asian Schistosoma Weinland, 1858". Systematic Parasitology. 51 (1): 1–19. PMID 11721191. doi:10.1023/A:1012988516995.