Acta Parasitologica

, 53:117 | Cite as

Isospora cagasebi sp. nov. (Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae) from the bananaquit, Coereba flaveola of Brazil

  • Bruno Pereira Berto
  • Walter Flausino
  • Hermes Ribeiro Luz
  • Ildemar Ferreira
  • Carlos Wilson Gomes Lopes


Isospora cagasebi sp. nov. (Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae) is reported from a bananaquit, Coereba flaveola from Brazil. Oocysts are sub-spherical, 24.9 × 24.5 (23.0–26.1 × 22.6–25.4), with a smooth, bilayered wall ∼1.4 and mean L:W ratio 1.0; micropyle, oocyst residuum and polar granule are absent. Sporocysts are elongate ovoidal, 18.7 × 11.5 (17.6–19.4 × 10.4–12.3), with both Stieda and substieda bodies and mean L:W ratio 1.6; sporocyst residuum present and sporozoites each with 2 refractiles bodies.


Coccidia Isospora cagasebi birds Coereba flaveola Brazil 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Pereira Berto
    • 1
  • Walter Flausino
    • 2
  • Hermes Ribeiro Luz
    • 3
  • Ildemar Ferreira
    • 3
  • Carlos Wilson Gomes Lopes
    • 2
  1. 1.Curso de Pós-Graduação em Ciências VeterináriasUniversidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ)SeropédicaBrasil
  2. 2.Departamento de Parasitologia AnimalInstituto de Veterinária, UFRRJSeropédicaBrasil
  3. 3.Departamento de Biologia AnimalInstituto de Biologia, UFRRJSeropédicaBrasil

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