A taxonomic study of the Haemoproteidae (Apicomplexa: Haemosporina) of the Avian order Strigiformes

Bishop, Madonna Anne Whiteway (1989) A taxonomic study of the Haemoproteidae (Apicomplexa: Haemosporina) of the Avian order Strigiformes. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The avian order Strigiformes consists of two families, the Strigidae (136 species) and the Tytonidae (12 species). Thirteen species of haemoproteids (Haemosporina: Haemoproteidae) have previously been described from the Strigidae while none have been described from the Tytonidae. A review of these species based on the morphometric parameters of the gametocyte indicates that Haemoproteus asio and H. otus are nomina nuda; H.bubonis, H. aluci and H. glaucidiumi are nomina dubia; H. glaucidii, in partim, H. bramae, H. cellii, in partim and H. nebraskensis are synonyms of H. noctuae and H. glaucidii, in partim., H. cellii, in partim., H. multiparasitans and H. aegyptius are synonyms of H. syrnii. Haemoproteus noctuae and H. syrnii are herein redescribed and neohapantotypes and paraneohapantotypes are designated. Haemoproteus phodili n. sp. is described from the Tytonidae. -- Other blood parasites which were recorded from the Strigiformes included: Leucocytozoon ziemanni, Plasmodium relictum, P. vaughani, P. polare, P. fallax, P. circumflexum, P. elongatum, Trypanosoma avium, T. calmettei, T. everetti, Atoxoplasma sp., Babesia sp., microfilaria and unidentified parasites.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4093
Item ID: 4093
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 53-57. Error in pagination: two page 81's
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Biology
Date: 1989
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Owls--Parasites; Blood--Parasites; Apicomplexa

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