A New Species of Choleoeimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from Meller's Chameleon, Trioceros melleri (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae)

@inproceedings{McAllister2012ANS,
  title={A New Species of Choleoeimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from Meller's Chameleon, Trioceros melleri (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae)},
  author={Chris T. McAllister},
  booktitle={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2012}
}
  • C. McAllister
  • Published in The Journal of parasitology 19 October 2012
  • Biology
Abstract: A captive specimen of Meller's chameleon, Trioceros melleri (Gray), originally from Tanzania and housed at the Oklahoma City Zoological Park Herpetarium, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, was found to be passing an undescribed species of Choleoeimeria in its feces. Oocysts of Choleoeimeria steveuptoni n. sp. were cylindroidal, 38.5 × 17.8 (36–42 × 17–19) µm with a bilayered wall and a shape index (length/width) of 2.2. A micropyle and oocyst residuum were absent, but a fragmented polar… 
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