Eimeria leucodontis Musaev & Veisov,
Type host: Crocidura leucodon
(Hermann, 1780), Bicolor white-toothed shrew.
Other hosts: C. suaveolens
Type locality: EUROPE:
Azerbaijan; area near the village of Kumbashi Lenkoran.
Geographic distribution: EUROPE:
Description of oocyst: Oocyst shape:
number of walls: 2;
wall thickness: 2.5;
wall characteristics: outer colorless, smooth , ~1/2 of total thickness,
inner dark yellow;
L x W: 21.0 (18-24);
L/W ratio: 1.0;
Distinctive features of oocyst: spheroid, with
Description of sporocysts and
Sporocyst shape: subspheroid to ovoid;
L x W: 8.6 x 6.4 (8-10 x 6-8);
L/W ratio: 1.3;
SR characteristics: scattered, small granules;
SP: bean-shaped, with a small, round RB at one end.
Distinctive features of sporocyst: small size without SB.
Prevalence: 1/8 (12.5%) type
host; 2/11 (18%) C. suaveolens.
Sporulation: Exogenous. Oocysts
sporulated within 48 hrs in 2.5% potassium dichromate solution
at 25-30 º C.
Prepatent and patent periods:
Site of infection: Unknown.
Oocysts rcovered from feces.
Materials deposited: None.
Remarks: This species also was
found in 2/11 C. suaveolens from the Arkvtino Reserve,
Bulgaria (Golemansky, 1979); oocysts measured 20.3 x 18.2 (18-23
x 15-21) and sporocysts were 10-12 x 7-8.
References: Musaev & Veisov (1961);