Two new species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from Madagascar Gekkonids.

@article{Upton1987TwoNS,
  title={Two new species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from Madagascar Gekkonids.},
  author={Steve J. Upton and SionP. Barnard},
  journal={The Journal of protozoology},
  year={1987},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          452-4
        }
}
Two new species of coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) are described from the Madagascar giant day gecko, Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis, and the Golddust day gecko, P. laticauda. Both species of coccidia were found to infect the anterior one-half of the small intestine. Oocysts of Eimeria brygooi n. sp. are spherical or subspherical, 23.0 X 21.3 (18.8-25.2 X 16.4-23.2)micron; shape index (L/W) 1.1 (1.0-1.2). A micropyle, oocyst residuum, and polar granule are absent. Sporocysts are ovoid, 9… CONTINUE READING
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