Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 141–143

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

  • G. Valkiūnas
  • M.A. Peirce


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.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Valkiūnas
    • 1
  • M.A. Peirce
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of EcologyLithuanian Academy of SciencesVilniusLithuania
  2. 2.MP International ConsultancyWokingham, BerkshireUK

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