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Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 59, Issue 2, pp 272–275 | Cite as

Isospora massardi sp. nov. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the white-necked thrush Turdus albicollis (Passeriformes: Turdidae) from Brazil

  • Bruno do Bomfim Lopes
  • Bruno P. Berto
  • Hermes Ribeiro Luz
  • Gideão da Silva Galvão
  • Ildemar Ferreira
  • Carlos Wilson G. Lopes
Original Paper

Abstract

A new coccidian species (Protozoa: Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) are reported from the white-necked thrush Turdus albicollis Vieillot, 1818, a very common species in South America. Isospora massardi sp. nov. oocysts are subspherical, 18.6 × 17.7 μm, with smooth, bilayered wall, ∼0.9 μm. Micropyle, oocyst residuum are absent, but two polar granules are frequently present. Sporocysts are ovoidal, 14.8 × 9.3 μm. Stieda body is knob-like to rounded and substieda body is rounded. Sporocyst residuum is composed of scattered spherules of different sizes. Sporozoites are vermiform with posterior and anterior refractile bodies and a nucleus. This is the sixth description of an isosporoid coccidium infecting a New World turdid bird.

Keywords

Taxonomy morphology coccidia Isospora oocysts Passeriformes Turdidae Marambaia Island Rio de Janeiro Brazil 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno do Bomfim Lopes
    • 1
  • Bruno P. Berto
    • 2
  • Hermes Ribeiro Luz
    • 3
  • Gideão da Silva Galvão
    • 3
  • Ildemar Ferreira
    • 2
  • Carlos Wilson G. Lopes
    • 4
  1. 1.Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação em AgropecuáriaUniversidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ)Seropédica, RJBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Biologia Animal, Instituto de BiologiaUFRRJSeropédica, RJBrazil
  3. 3.Curso de Pós-Graduação em Ciências VeterináriasUFRRJSeropédica, RJBrazil
  4. 4.Departamento de Parasitologia Animal, Instituto de VeterináriaUFRRJSeropédica, RJBrazil

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