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Fasciola is a genus of trematodes which includes economically important parasite species. Species of Fasciola are commonly known as liver flukes. They cause the disease fasciolosis.

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Fasciola hepatica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Rhabditophora
Order: Plagiorchiida
Family: Fasciolidae
Genus: Fasciola
Linnaeus, 1758[1]



  1. ^ a b Linnæi, C. (1758–1759). Systema Naturæ per Regna Tria Naturæ, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Haracteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Tomus I. Holmiæ: Impensis Direct. Laurentii Salvii.
  2. ^ Cobbold, T. S. (1855). Description of a new trematode worm (Fasciola gigantica). The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive Discoveries and Improvements in the Sciences and the Arts. New Series, II, 262–267.
  3. ^ Young N. D., Jex A. R., Cantacessi C., Hall R. S., Campbell B. E. et al. (2011). "A Portrait of the Transcriptome of the Neglected Trematode, Fasciola gigantica—Biological and Biotechnological Implications". PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 5(2): e1004. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001004.