Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sarcocystis Species of Reptiles

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_4881

Sarcocystis species, which are common in a wide range of mammals and birds, are rather rare in ectothermian species. Cysts of S. species, S. gongyli, S. mitrani, and S. schneideri are observed in the muscles of species of the lizard family Scincidae (intermediate hosts) and in final hosts such as snakes.

Further Readings

  1. Bashtar AR (2014) Sarcocystis schneideri infecting the barber skink Eumeces schneideri. Parasitol Res 113:2153–2159PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany