Isospora mimusi n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the Tropical Mockingbird Mimus gilvus in South America

Cleide D. Coelko,

Bruno P. Berto,

Daniel M. Neves,

Vinícius M. de Oliveira,

Walter Flausino,

Carlos W. G. Lopes

Abstrakt

This current study reports a new isosporoid (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) species parasitizing tropical mockingbirds Mimus gilvus recovered from illegal trade in Brazil. Isospora mimusi n. sp. oocysts are spherical to sub-spherical, 20.6 × 19.6 μm, with smooth, bilayered wall, ~1.2 μm. Micropyle, oocyst residuum and polar granule are absent. Sporocysts are ovoidal, 13.4 × 9.8 μm. Stieda and substieda bodies are present. Sporocyst residuum composed of diffuse granules of various sizes, sporozoites have one refractile body.

Słowa kluczowe: Isospora mimusi, oocysts, coccidiosis, Passeriformes, Mimidae, illegal trade, CETAS, Seropédica, Brazil.eus

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