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Table 2 Taxonomic status of major zoonotic parasites of camels discussed in this article as classified by Ruggiero et al. [10]

From: Zoonotic parasites of dromedary camels: so important, so ignored

KingdomPhylumClassOrderFamilyGenus
ProtozoaEuglenozoaKinetoplasteaTrypanosomatidaTrypanosomatidaeTrypanosoma
ProtozoaMetamonadaEopharyngiaDiplomonadidaGiardiidaeGiardia
ProtozoaMicrosporidiaMinisporea (= Microsporea)Minisporida (= Minisporea)EnterocytozoonidaeEnterocytozoon
ChromistaCiliophoraLitostomateaVestibuliferidaBalantidiidaeBalantidium
ChromistaMiozoaCoccidiomorpheaEimeriidaSarcocystidaeToxoplasma
ChromistaMiozoaGregarinomorpheaCryptogregaridaCryptosporidiidaeCryptosporidium
ChromistaBigyraBlastocysteaBlastocystidaBlastocystidaeBlastocystis
AnimaliaPlatyhelminthesTrematodaaPlagiorchiidaFasciolidaeFasciola
AnimaliaPlatyhelminthesTrematodaaDiplostomidaSchistosomatidaeSchistosoma
AnimaliaPlatyhelminthesCestodaaCyclophyllideaTaeniidaeEchinococcus
AnimaliaNematodaDorylaimeaTrichocephalidaTrichinellidaeTrichinella
AnimaliaArthropodaArachnidaSarcoptiformesSarcoptidaeSarcoptes
AnimaliaArthropodaMaxillopodaPorocephalidaLinguatulidaeLinguatula
  1. aNeoophora sensu Ruggiero et al. [10]