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Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 173–174 | Cite as

Coccidia in passerines from the Nevado de Toluca National Park, Mexico

  • Juan P. Medina
  • Celene Salgado-Miranda
  • Michele García-Conejo
  • Karla P. Galindo-Sánchez
  • Cristian J. Mejía-García
  • Mariusz K. Janczur
  • Carlos W. Gomes Lopes
  • Bruno P. Berto
  • Edgardo Soriano-VargasEmail author
Research Note

Abstract

In this study, we found unsporulated coccidia oocysts in passerines from the Nevado de Toluca National Park, Mexico. We captured birds and took samples of their droppings during three field visits. We examined a total of 72 fecal samples and found unsporulated coccidia oocysts in 10 samples from five passerine species: Atlapetes pileatus (3), Cardelina ruber (1), Mniotilta varia (1), Oreothlypis celata (2) and Regulus calendula (3). This appears to be the first recorded study of unsporulated coccidia oocysts in passerine species from Mexico.

Keywords

Coccidia passerine birds Mexico 

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© W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology, PAS 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan P. Medina
    • 1
  • Celene Salgado-Miranda
    • 2
  • Michele García-Conejo
    • 3
  • Karla P. Galindo-Sánchez
    • 4
  • Cristian J. Mejía-García
    • 4
  • Mariusz K. Janczur
    • 4
  • Carlos W. Gomes Lopes
    • 5
  • Bruno P. Berto
    • 6
  • Edgardo Soriano-Vargas
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.DIAM-MexicoEnvironment for the AmericasMéxico
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados en Salud Animal, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y ZootecniaUniversidad Autónoma del Estado de MéxicoTolucaMéxico
  3. 3.Maestría en Ciencias Agropecuarias y Recursos NaturalesUniversidad Autónoma del Estado de MéxicoTolucaMéxico
  4. 4.Research Group in Behavioral Biology and ConservationAutonomous University of the State of MexicoTolucaMexico
  5. 5.Departamento de Parasitologia Animal, Instituto de VeterinariaUniversidade Federal Rural do Rio de JaneiroCampus SeropédicaBrazil
  6. 6.Departamento de Biologia Animal, Instituto de BiologiaUniversidade Federal Rural do Rio de JaneiroCampus SeropédicaBrazil

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