Eimeria nycticebi Patnaik and Acharjyo,
Type host: Nycticebus coucang (Boddaert,
1785), Slow loris.
Other hosts: None reported to date.
Type locality: ASIA: India, Assam, Barang, Nandan
Geographic distribution: ASIA: India, Assam,
Barang, Nandan Kanan Zoo.
Description of oocyst: Oocyst shape: spheroid;
number of walls: 1 (in line
wall thickness: "thin"; wall characteristics: smooth, colorless; L x W: 17 x 16.5
(15-18 x 14.5-18); L/W ratio: 1.0; M: absent; OR: present; OR characteristics:
small, may actually represent a PG; PG: absent (in original description).
Distinctive features of oocyst: small, spheroidal shape with smooth, thin wall.
Description of sporocysts and sporozoites:
Sporocyst shape: subspheroid; L x
x 4-5; SB: absent (in line drawing); SSB: absent; PSB: absent; SR: present: SR
characteristics: a granular mass in center of sporocyst (in line drawing); SP:
surround the SR. Distinctive features of sporocyst: small size and apparent lack of
Prevalence: 3/3 (100%).
Sporulation: Exogenous. Oocysts sporulated within
10 days in 2% aqueous
dichromate solution at an unspecified temperature.
Prepatent and patent periods: Unknown.
Site of infection: Unknown. Oocysts recovered from
intestinal scrapings of 3 dead N. coucang.
Material deposited: None.
Remarks: This species has not been reported since
its original description from 3 animals that died at the Nandan Kanan Zoo.
Reference: Patnaik and Acharjyo (1970).