Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 141-143

The status of Plasmodium corradettii Laird, 1998 (Haemosporida: Plasmodiidae): a malarial parasite of birds

  • G. ValkiūnasAffiliated withInstitute of Ecology, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
  • , M.A. PeirceAffiliated withMP International Consultancy

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The type-material of Plasmodium corradettii Laird, 1998, a malarial parasite of birds, has been examined and compared with the original description. It is concluded that the validity of P. corradettii as a distinct species is questionable and is herein declared to be a nomen dubium.