Eimeria pileata n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the rufous-capped brush finch Atlapetes pileatus Wagler (Passeriformes: Emberizidae) in Mexico

Abstract

A new coccidian species (Protista: Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) collected from the rufous-capped brush finch Atlapetes pileatus Wagler in the Nevado de Toluca Natural Protected Area, Mexico. Oöcysts of Eimeria pileata n. sp. are ellipsoidal, measuring on average 16.5 × 14.1 μm, with a smooth, bi-layered wall. Micropyle and oöcyst residuum are absent, but a polar granule is present. Sporocysts are ellipsoidal, measuring on average 9.0 × 5.4 μm. Stieda and sub-Stieda bodies are both present. A sporocyst residuum is present as a compact mass of granules. This is the third description of an eimeriid coccidian infecting passerines.

DOI: 10.1007/s11230-015-9602-z

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@article{SorianoVargas2015EimeriaPN, title={Eimeria pileata n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the rufous-capped brush finch Atlapetes pileatus Wagler (Passeriformes: Emberizidae) in Mexico}, author={Edgardo Soriano-Vargas and Juan Pablo Medina and Celene Salgado-Miranda and Michele Garc{\'i}a-Conejo and Karla Patr{\'i}cia Galindo-S{\'a}nchez and Mariusz Krzysztof Janczur and Bruno Pereira Berto and Carlos Wilson Gomes Lopes}, journal={Systematic Parasitology}, year={2015}, volume={92}, pages={261-265} }