The Coccidian Genus Diaspora

Compiled by
Donald W. Duszynski1, Steve J. Upton2, and Lee Couch1

1Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
2Division of Biology, Kansas State University

Supported by NSF-PEET DEB 9521687

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Updated: 2 May 1999
Comments: (Duszynski)
or (Upton)

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, 1898

Host: Polydesmus sp. (Arthropoda: Diplopodasida)
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.