Eimeria palumbi McQuistion, 1991
Type host: Zenaida galapagoensis
Type locality: SOUTH AMERICA:
Galapagos Archipelago, Genovesa Island (Tower Island)
Geographic distribution: SOUTH
AMERICA: Galapagos Archipelago, Genovesa Island (Tower Island)
Description of oocyst: Oocyst shape:
ovoid to ellipsoid; number of walls: 2; wall thickness 2.0, outer 1.5,
inner 0.5; wall
characteristics: both smooth; L x W: 24.2 x 21.7 (22-27 x 19-24); L/W
ratio: 1.2 (1.1-1.2); M: absent; OR: present; OR characteristics: composed
of several round to splinter-like granules loosely held together; PG:
absent. Distinctive features of oocyst: OR.
Description of sporocysts and
Sporocyst shape: ellipsoid; L x W: 15.3 x 8.1 (15-17 x 8-9); L/W ratio:
(1.8 x 2.1); SB: present as a protruding, nipple-like body; SSB:
absent; PSB: absent; SR:
present; SR characteristics: composed of numerous, nearly uniform
granules scattered around the midregion of the sporocyst; SP: lie head to
tail, each with 1 large, clear RB near one end resulting in the appearance
of 2 RBs, 1 at each end of the sporocyst. Distinctive features sporocyst:
Prevalence: 1 of 8 (13%).
Sporulation: Exogenous. Oocysts were
stored in 2.5% (w/v) aqueous potassium dichromate solution at
ambient temp. for up to 2 m prior to examination.
Prepatent and patent periods:
Site of infection: Unknown.
Oocysts found in feces.
Materials deposited: None.
Remarks: This species has not been
Reference: McQuistion (1991).