The Coccidia of Pelecaniformes
(anhingas, boobies, cormorants, frigatebirds,
pelicans, tropic birds)

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 pelecani Courtney & Ernst, 1975

Host: Pelecanus occidentalis (Brown pelican - Pelecanidae)
Reference: Courtney & Ernst 1975

Eimeria sp. (Labbe, 1893)

Synonym: Coccidium roscoviense Labbe, 1893, pro parte
Synonym: Eimeria roscoviense (Labbe, 1893) von Wasielewski, 1904, pro parte
Host: Phalacrocorax aristotelis (Common cormorant - Phalacrocoracide)
References: Labbe 1893, 1986, 1899; von Wasielewski 1904

Eimeria urnula Hoare, 1933

Host: Phalacrocorax carbo (Great cormorant - Phalacrocoracidae)
Reference: Hoare 1933

"Coccidia" of Rakhmatullini-Batyrshina & Svanbaev, 1972

Host: Phalacrocorax carbo (Great cormorant - Phalacrocoracidae)
Reference: Rakhmatullini-Batyrshina & Svanbaev 1972


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