Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp 141–143 | Cite as

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.


Plasmodium Original Description Distinct Species Malarial Parasite Nomen Dubium 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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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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