Eimeria otolicni Poelma, 1966.

Type host: Galago senegalensis . Geoffroy, 1796, Northern lesser bush-baby.

Other hosts: None reported to date.

Type locality: AFRICA (?).

Geographic distribution: AFRICA (?); EUROPE: The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Zoo.

Description of oocyst: Oocyst shape: subspheroid; number of walls: 1; wall thickness: 1.3; wall characteristics: smooth to lightly pitted, appears striated in optical cross section; L x W: 26.1 x 24.7 (23-31 x 22-28); L/W ratio: 1.1; M: absent; OR: present; OR characteristics: 1 or more granules (that may represent PG); PG: absent (in original description). Distinctive features of oocyst: the 1-layered striated wall.

Description of sporocysts and sporozoites: Sporocyst shape: lemon-shaped; L x W: 13.0 x 9.4 (10-15 x 8-12); L/W ratio: 1.4; SB: present; SSB: absent; PSB: absent; SR: present; SR characteristics: finely granular; SP: arranged randomly within sporocyst, without RB. Distinctive features of sporocyst: wall smooth, thin, ~0.6. Prevalence: Oocysts were recovered from 1/3 (33%) G. senegalensis that died at the Amsterdam Zoo on the day after its arrival.

Sporulation: Exogenous. Oocysts sporulated within 2 wk in 4% aqueous potassium dichromate solution at 20-24ºC.

Prepatent and patent periods: Unknown.

Site of infection: Unknown. Oocysts recovered from intestinal contents and feces.

Material deposited: None.

Remarks: This was the same host imported into the Amsterdam Zoo from Africa; see remarks for E. galago (above). Like both E. galago and E. lemuris, this species has not been reported since its original description.

Reference: Poelma (1966).