Isospora automoli McQuistion, Barber, & Capparella, 1999

Type host: Automolus ochrolaemus turdinus (Buff-throated foliage gleaner)

Other hosts: Automolus infuscatus infuscatus (Olive-backed foliage gleaner)

Type locality: SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador, Provincia de Sucumbios ca 20 km NE of Lumbaqui, 600 m elev.

Geographic distribution: SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador.

Description of oocyst: Oocyst shape: subspheroid to ovoid; number of walls: 2, smooth, colorless; L x W: 23.4 x 21.3 (17-24 x 18-28); L/W ratio: 1.1 (1.0-1.2); M: absent; OR: absent; PG: present. Distinctive features of oocyst: lack of M & OR.

Description of sporocysts and sporozoites: Sporocyst shape: ovoid; L x W: 15.4 x 9.9 (8-11 x 14-17); L/W ratio: 1.6 (1.4-1.9); SB: present, small, nipple-like; SB: present, small, acentric; PSB: absent; SR: present; SR characteristics: subspherical, coarse granules; SP: vermiform, each with one, terminal RB and centrally located nucleus equal in sixe to RB, randomly arranged in sporocyst . Distinctive features of sporocyst: compact SR.

Prevalence: 1 of 2 (50%) A. o. turdinus and 2 of 4 (50%) A. i. infuscatus.

Sporulation: Exogenous. Oocysts were stored in 2.5% (w/v) aqueous potassium dichromate solution at ambient temp. prior to examination.

Prepatent and patent periods: Unknown.

Site of infection: Unknown. Oocysts found in feces.

Materials deposited: Phototype, USNPC #87275.

Remarks: This species has not been reported since its original description.

Reference: McQuistion et al. (1999).