The Coccidia of Musophagiformes (turacos)

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 turaco Pellerdy, 1967

Host: Tauraco porphyreolophus (Violet-crested turaco)
Reference: Pellerdy 1967

Eimeria musophagi Kutzer, 1963

Host: Tauraco porphyreolophus (Violet-crested turaco)
Reference: Kutzer 1963

Isospora sp. of Boughton, Boughton, & Volk, 1938

Host: Tauraco leucotis (White-cheeked turaco)
Reference: Boughton et al. 1938


Boughton, D.C., Boughton, R.B., and Volk, J. 1938. Avian hosts of the genus Isospora (Coccidiida). The Ohio Journal of Science 38: 149-163.

Kutzer, E. 1963. Eimeria muscophagi spec. nov., eine neue kokzidienart aus dem turako. Archiv fur Protistenkunde 106: 569-570.

Pellerdy, L. 1967. Three new coccidia parasitic in Cuban birds (Protozoa: Sporozoa). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 13: 227-230.