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A new species of Eimeria (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the Endangered Pink Pigeon, Nesoenas mayeri (Prévost, 1843) Cheke, 2005 (Columbiformes) in Mauritius

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Author(s): Stanley John Ball

Journal: African Zoology
ISSN 1562-7020

Volume: 47;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Eimeria mauritiensis n.sp. | pink pigeon | Nesoenas mayeri

ABSTRACT
A new species, Eimeria mauritiensis (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) is reported from the Pink Pigeon, Nesoenas mayeri (Aves: Columbiformes) in Mauritius. Oocysts are sub-spherical 17.8 x 19.7 (16-19 x 18-22) μm: Shape index (mean length / mean width) 1.1. A micropyle, oocyst residuum and polar granules are absent. Sporocysts are 6.6 x 12.0 (6-7 x 8-14) μm with Stieda and substieda bodies
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