Eimeria airculensis Dzerzhinsky & Kairullaev,
Type host: Spermophilus fulvus
Type locality: Asia: Kazakhstan, Aktiabinsk region,
Description of oocyst: Oocyst shape: round; wall
thickness: 0.5; layers: not given;
outer layer colour: light yellow; outer layer texture: smooth; micropyle: absent;
OR: present; OR characteristics: small, granular; OR L x W: not given; PG: absent;
size: 12-13 x 12-13; L/W ratio: not given. Distinctive features of o÷cyst: the
smallest oocyst from marmotines.
Description of sporocysts and sporozoites:
Sporocyst shape: ovoid; size: 4 x 3; SB:
absent (in drawing); SSB: absent; PSB: absent; SR: absent (in drawing); SP: small.
Distinctive features of sporocyst: none.
Remarks: Dzerzhinsky & Kairullaev (1989) described
this species from S. fulvus.
Reference: Dzerzhinsky & Kairullaev (1989).