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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: A NEW EIMERIAN SPECIES (APICOMPLEXA: EIMERIIDAE) FROM THE BLUE-FRONTED AMAZON PARROT AMAZONA AESTIVA L. (AVES: PSITTACIDAE) IN BRAZIL
Author: Hofstatter, PG
Guaraldo, AMA
Abstract: The Neotropical psittacine species Amazona aestiva, commonly known as the blue-fronted Amazon, is one of the most common and best-known psittacine birds kept as a pet worldwide. However, very little is known about the diseases or parasites of these birds. In this study, we describe a new species, Eimeria aestivae, associated with these parrots. The new species is characterized by: ovoid smooth oocysts (n = 60), 36.8 (33.2-41.5) x 23.7 (21.7-25.7) mu m, length/width ratio = 1.55; polar granule present; ellipsoidal sporocysts (n = 25), 19.8 (17.5-21.6) X 9.3 (8.3-9.9) mu m; Stieda, sub-Stieda body, and sporocyst residuum present. Sporozoites (n = 20), 2 per sporocyst, elongate and curved, 17.6 (15.8-19.2) X 3.8 (3.2-4.8) mu m; each with 2 refractile bodies. The oocysts of the other 2 eimerian species described for Amazona are larger than those of the presented species, but they all seem to be closely related because of some similarities among them.
Country: EUA
Editor: Amer Soc Parasitologists
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1645/GE-2797.1
Date Issue: 2011
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