Eimeria ludoviciani Vetterling, 1964.

Type host: Cynomys ludovicianus.

Other hosts: C. leucurus

Type locality: North America: USA, Larimer, Colorado, near Fort Collins.

Other localities: North America: USA, Wyoming.

Description of oocyst: Oocyst shape: subspheroid to ellipsoid; wall thickness: 0.9; layers: 2; outer layer proportion of total thickness: not given; outer layer colour: colourless; outer layer texture: smooth; inner wall characteristics: not given; micropyle: absent; OR: present; OR characteristics: compact (in drawing); OR L x W: not given; PG: present; number of PGs: 1-2; PG shape: not given; PG L x W: not given; size: 20.7 x 17.7 (16-26 x 13-21); L/W ratio: 1.2 (1.1-1.4). Distinctive features of oocyst: none.

Description of sporocysts and sporozoites: Sporocyst shape: lemon-shaped; size: 9 x 7; SB: present; SB L x W: not given; SB characteristics: not given; SSB: absent; PSB: absent; SR: present; SR characteristics: compact, between SP in the drawing; SR size: not given; SP: vermiform. Distinctive features of sporocyst: none.

Remarks: Eimeria ludoviciani was described from C. ludovicianus (Vetterling, 1964). It is similar to E. callospermophili in size and shape of the oocyst and sporocysts; however, the oocyst residuum is composed of a compact mass not large homogenous globules and the sporocyst residuum is conspicuous rather than nearly transparent.

References: Seville & Williams (1989); Vetterling (1964).