The Taeniidae /tɪˈn.ɪd/ are a family of tapeworms. It is the largest family representing the order Cyclophyllidea.[1] It includes many species of medical and veterinary importance, as Taenia solium (pork tapeworm), Taenia saginata (beef tapeworm), and Echinococcus granulosus. The Taeniidae are parasites of mammals and many are infectious to humans.

Life cycle of Echinococcus granulosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Cestoda
Order: Cyclophyllidea
Family: Taeniidae
Ludwig, 1886

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