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1 June 2011 Two New Eimeria Species (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) From the Yellow-Crowned Amazon Amazona ochrocephala (Aves: Psittacidae) in Brazil
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In this study, we describe 2 new species of Eimeria associated with the yellow-crowned Amazon Amazona ochrocephala. Eimeria amazonae n. sp. has bilayered, ellipsoidal, and smooth oocysts that measure 48.9 × 36.2 µm; the length/width ratio is 1.35. The micropyle and oocyst residuum are both absent, but the polar granule is present. Ovoidal sporocysts are 22.2 × 11.9 µm. Stieda and sub-Stieda bodies and sporocyst residuum are present. The 2 elongate sporozoites are curved and measure 18.1 × 3.4 µm; both have 2 refractile bodies. Eimeria ochrocephalae n. sp. has bilayered, ellipsoidal, and smooth oocysts that measure 43.8 × 27.7 µm; the length/width ratio is 1.58. The micropyle and oocyst residuum are absent, but the polar granule is present; ovoidal sporocysts are 20.6 × 10.1 µm. Stieda and sub-Stieda bodies and sporocyst residuum are present; 2 elongate and curved sporozoites are 15.8 × 3.4 µm, each of which has 2 refractile bodies.

P. G. Hofstatter and U. Kawazoe "Two New Eimeria Species (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) From the Yellow-Crowned Amazon Amazona ochrocephala (Aves: Psittacidae) in Brazil," Journal of Parasitology 97(3), 503-505, (1 June 2011). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2681.1
Received: 19 October 2010; Accepted: 1 January 2011; Published: 1 June 2011
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