Definition: species occurring in the python; the larva or nymph is occasionally found in humans. In dogs encysted nymphs may settle in liver, lung, heart, and transmission is by contact with python excreta. Adults may reside in respiratory tract of birds and mammals.
Synonym(s): Porocephalus armillatus
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