A taxonomic study of the haemoproteidae (Apicomplexa: Haemosporina) of the avian families Fringillidae, Emberizidae, Parulidae, Thraupidae and Icteridae

Caines, Jennifer R. (1991) A taxonomic study of the haemoproteidae (Apicomplexa: Haemosporina) of the avian families Fringillidae, Emberizidae, Parulidae, Thraupidae and Icteridae. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The haemoproteids (Haemosporina: Haemoprotcidae) of the avian families Fringillidae, Emberizidae, Parulidae, Thraupidae and Icteridaesensu Edwards (1986) were reviewed, and eight species determined to be valid, all of the basic halteridial or microhalteridial form as defined by Bennett and Peirce (1988). Haemoproteus fringillae (Fringillidae), H. mazzai (Emberizidae), H. chloris (Emberizidae) and H. quiscalus (Icteridae) were redescribed from hapantotype or neohapantotype material from a wider range of hosts and/or locations than in the original descriptions. Haemoproteus loxiae, H. acanthis and H. emberiza were declared nomina inula. H. globulosus, H. macropigmentatus, H. serini, and H. tarkakovskyi were declared synonyms of H, chloris, and H. Iiedymelis was declared a synonym of H. mazzai. The new haemoproteid species Haemoproteus coatneyi (Emberizidae), H. paruli (Parulidae), H. coereha (Parulidae), and H. thraupi (Thraupidae) were described. All hapantotype, neohapantotype and parahapantotype material was deposited in the collection of the International Reference Centre for Avian Haematozoa, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4158
Item ID: 4158
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 76-82.
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Biology
Date: 1991
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Apicomplexa--Classification;Plasmodiidae;Birds--Pathogens--Classification;

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