Coccidia (Eimeriidae) of Monotremata
(echidna, platypus)

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)

Eimeria echidnae Barker, Beveridge, & Munday, 1985

Host: Tachyglossus aculeatus (echidna - Tachyglossidae)
Reference: Barker et al. 1985

Eimeria tachyglossi Barker, Beveridge, & Munday, 1985

Probable synonym: Coccidian of Dubey & Hartley 1993
Host: Tachyglossus aculeatus (echidna - Tachyglossidae)
Reference: Barker et al. 1985


Dubey, J.P., and Hartley, W.J. 1993. Disseminated coccidiosis in short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus) from Australia. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 5: 483-488.

Barker, I.K., Beveridge, I., and Munday, B.L. 1985. Coccidia (Eimeria tachyglossi n. sp., E. echidnae n. sp., and Octosporella hystrix n. sp.) in the echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus (Monotremata: Tachyglossidae). Journal of Protozoology 32: 523-525.