The Coccidian Genus Diaspora
Donald W. Duszynski1, Steve J. Upton2, and Lee
of Biology, University
Biology, Kansas State University
Supported by NSF-PEET DEB 9521687
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The genus Diaspora Leger, 1898 is monotypic and was created for
those Eimeriidae whose
oocysts are unknown, but sporocysts each containing a single sporozoite. It is unlikely that this
coccidian actually belongs within the Eimeriidae and it is cetainly in need of further study.
Diaspora hydatidea Leger, 1898Host: Polydesmus sp. (Arthropoda:
References: Leger 1898; Minchin 1903.
Leger, L. 1898. Essai sur la classification des coccidies et description de quelques especes
nouvelles ou peu connues. Annales du Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Marseille, Serie II, Bulletin
Notes Zoologiques, Geologiques, Paleontologiques Varietes 1: 71-123.
Minchin, E.A. 1903. The Protozoa (continued). Section K.-The Sporozoa. In, A Treatise on
Zoology, Part I. Introduction and Protozoa, Lankester, E.R., editor. Adam & Charles Black,
London. pp. 150-360.