Eimeria pseudospermophili Wilber, Hanelt,
Van Horne & Duszynski, 1994.
Type host: Cynomys ludovicianus
Other hosts: Spermophilus
Type locality: North America: USA, Idaho, Ada
County, Snake River Birds of Prey
Other localities: North America: USA,
Description of oocyst: Oocyst shape: ovoid; wall
thickness: 2; layers: 2; outer
layer proportion of total thickness: 3/4; outer layer colour: brown; outer layer
texture: smooth; inner wall characteristics: smooth; micropyle: absent; OR: absent;
PG: present; number of PGs: 1-3; PG shape: rounded; PG L x W: not given; size: 28.5
x 24.6 (25-32 x 21-27); L/W ratio: 1.2 (1.1-1.4). Distinctive features of oocyst:
wall thins to 1.0 at tapered end.
Description of sporocysts and sporozoites:
Sporocyst shape: elongate-ovoid; size:
14.2 x 8.8 (12-17 x 8-10); SB: present; SB L x W: not given; SB characteristics: not
given; SSB: absent; PSB: absent; SR: present; SR characteristics: globular, composed
of coarse granules, may be spread among the sporozoites and occupies about 1/4 of
sporocyst; SR size: not given; SP: each with a large, oblong RB. Distinctive
features of sporocyst: none.
Material deposited: USNPC No. 82932
Remarks: Eimeria pseudospermophili was
described by Wilber et al., (1994) in S.
References: Seville (1997); Wilber et al., (1994).