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Fasciola  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 56134

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2016   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumPlatyhelminthes Minot, 1876 – flatworms, plathelminthes, platodes, platelminte  
                SubphylumRhabditophora Ehlers, 1985  
                                  SuperorderDigenea  – digenean flukes  
                                              GenusFasciola Linnaeus, 1758  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Fasciola angulata O. F. Müller, 1774  
                                                 Species Fasciola candida O. F. Müller, 1774  
                                                 Species Fasciola capitata O. F. Müller, 1774  
                                                 Species Fasciola caudata O. F. Müller, 1774  
                                                 Species Fasciola ciliata O. F. Müller, 1774  
                                                 Species Fasciola flaccida O. F. Müller, 1774  
                                                 Species Fasciola gigantica Cobbold, 1855  
                                                 Species Fasciola glauca O. F. Müller, 1774  
                                                 Species Fasciola gulo O. F. Müller, 1774  
                                                 Species Fasciola hepatica Linnaeus, 1761  
                                                 Species Fasciola lagena Gmelin, 1791  
                                                 Species Fasciola minima Schrank, 1776  
                                                 Species Fasciola punctata O. F. Müller, 1773  
                                                 Species Fasciola quandrangularis Pallas, 1774  
                                                 Species Fasciola rubra O. F. Müller, 1774  
                                                 Species Fasciola stagnalis O. F. Müller, 1774  
                                                 Species Fasciola strigata O. F. Müller, 1773  
                                                 Species Fasciola ventricosa Pallas, 1774  
                                                 Species Fasciola viridis O. F. Müller, 1774  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Fasciola   
  Source: Turbellarian taxonomic database, 1.7, database (version 1.7)  
  Acquired: 2016   
  Notes: Tyler S, Schilling S, Hooge M, and Bush LF (comp.) (2006-2016) Turbellarian taxonomic database. Version 1.7 (data licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0; material adapted: formatted and edited)   
  Reference for: Fasciola   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kenk, Roman  
  Publication Date: 1974   
  Article/Chapter Title: Index of the Genus and Species of the Freshwater Triclads (Turbellaria) of the World   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, no. 183   
  Page(s): 1-90   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Fasciola   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: The type species for Fasciola is Fasciola hepatica Linnaeus 1758, a trematode. However, as Kenk (1974:30) noted, 'this genus contained originall two species, one of them combining a Trematode and a Turbellarian.' It later also included nemerteans. Due to the type species' identity the genus must be retained in the Trematoda, but the non-trematode species still need to be moved to a (new?) genus in the group where they belong (Turbellaria, etc.)  



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