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1 December 2004 HEMATOZOA OF THE AVIAN FAMILY BRACHYPTERACIIDAE (THE GROUND-ROLLERS)
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The Brachypteraciidae is an avian family endemic to Madagascar. Members of this family were mist-netted in Madagascar, and blood smears were made to screen for the presence of hematozoa. Smears were stained with Giemsa and examined at ×100, ×160, and ×1,000 for hematozoa. Three new species of avian hematozoa from wild-caught ground-rollers in Madagascar are described. Haemoproteus goodmani n. sp. is found in the pitta-like ground-roller (Atelornis pittoides), whereas Haemoproteus forresteri n. sp. and Leucocytozoon frascai n. sp. are from the rufous-headed ground-roller (Atelornis crossleyi). These represent the first hematozoa described from this family.

Amy F. Savage and Ellis C. Greiner "HEMATOZOA OF THE AVIAN FAMILY BRACHYPTERACIIDAE (THE GROUND-ROLLERS)," Journal of Parasitology 90(6), 1468-1472, (1 December 2004). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-227R
Received: 29 August 2003; Accepted: 1 April 2004; Published: 1 December 2004
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