Considered a synonymn of Sanguinicola by Smith 91972), but recognised by Orelis-Ribeiro & Bullard (2015).
Orelis-Ribeiro, R.; Bullard, S. A. (2015). Blood flukes (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) infecting body cavity of South American catfishes (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae): two new species from rivers in Bolivia, Guyana and Peru with a re-assessment of Plehniella Szidat, 1951. <em>Folia Parasitologica.</em> 62.