Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 171–179

Checklist of the avian species of Plasmodium Marchiafava & Celli, 1885 (Apicomplexa) and their distribution by avian family and Wallacean life zones

  • Gordon F. Bennett
  • Madonna A. Bishop
  • Michael A. Peirce
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00009724

Cite this article as:
Bennett, G.F., Bishop, M.A. & Peirce, M.A. Syst Parasitol (1993) 26: 171. doi:10.1007/BF00009724

Abstract

The 34 valid species of avian Plasmodium are listed with their authorities and type-hosts. Plasmodium species are also listed by the avian family in which they occur and by the number of avian families and species which they parasitise. A key to the subgenera of Plasmodium occurring in birds is presented. The distribution of the parasites by the Wallacean life zones is discussed; Plasmodium records in birds from the Australian zone is sharply lower than for any other life zone.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon F. Bennett
    • 1
    • 2
  • Madonna A. Bishop
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael A. Peirce
    • 3
  1. 1.International Reference Centre for Avian HaematozoaMemorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John'sCanada
  2. 2.Department of BiologyMemorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John'sCanada
  3. 3.Wokingham, Berks.UK