The Coccidia of the World 

Compiled by 
Donald W. Duszynski1, Steve J. Upton2, and Lee Couch1

Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
2Division of Biology, Kansas State University

Supported by NSF-PEET DEB 9521687

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Summary of the genera within the Eimeriidae 

Coccidia (Eimeria and Isospora) of Invertebrates

Coccidia (Eimeria and Isospora) of Fish
Elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, rays)
Teleosts (bony fish)

Coccidia (Eimeria and Isospora) of Amphibia
Anura (frogs, toads)
Urodela/Caudata (salamanders, newts)
Gymnophiona (caecilians)

Coccidia (Eimeria and Isospora) of Reptilia
Amphisbaenia (worm lizards)
Chelonia (turtles, tortoises)
Crocodilia (alligators, crocodiles, caimans, gavials)
Sauria (lizards)
Serpentes (snakes)

Coccidia (Eimeria and Isospora) of Birds
Anseriformes (ducks, geese, swans)
Apodiformes (swifts)
Charadriiformes (gulls, plovers, puffins, sandpipers, snipes, terns)
Ciconiiformes (bitterns, egrets, flamingos, herons, ibis, stork)
Columbiformes (doves, pigeons, sandgrouse)
Coraciiformes (bee-eaters, hornbills, kingfishers, rollers)
Cuculiformes (coua, coucal, cuckoos, malcoha, roadrunner)
Falconiformes (eagle, falcon, hawk, kestrel, vultures)
Flightless land birds (cassowaries, emus, kiwi, ostrich, rhea)
Galliformes (chicken, partridge, peacock, pheasant, quail, turkey)
Gaviiformes (loons)
Gruiformes (coot, crake, cranes, rails)
Musophagiformes (turacos)
Passeriformes (corvids, estrilids, finches, thrushes, wrens): Eimeria spp.
Passeriformes (corvids, estrilids, finches, thrushes, wrens): Isospora spp.
Pelecaniformes (boobies, cormorant, frigatebirds, pelicans)
Piciformes (barbet, puffbirds, toucans, woodpecker)
Procellariiformes (albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters)
Psittaciformes (cockatoos, lories, macaw, parakeet, parrots)
Sphenisciformes (penguins)
Strigiformes (owls)
Tinamiformes (tinamous)

Coccidia (Eimeria and Isospora) of Mammals
Artiodactyla: Cervidae (deer)
Artiodactyla: Bovidae (bovids)
Artiodactyla: Camelidae (camels)
Artiodactyla: Suidae (swine)
Artiodactyla: Miscellaneous Families
Carnivora: Canidae, Felidae (canids, felids)
Carnivora: Miscellaneous Families (bear, civit, mongoose, mustelids, procyonids)
Chiroptera (bats)
Hyracoidea (hyrax)
Insectivora (hedgehogs, moles, shrews)
Lagomorpha (hares, rabbits)
Marine mammal coccidia (Cetacea, Pinnepeds, Sirenia)
Marsupialia (kangaroo, koala, opossum, wallaby)
Monotremata (echidna, platypus)
Perissodactyla (horses, rhinoceros)
Primates and Scandentia (monkeys, apes, humans, tree shrews)
Rodentia: Muridae (rats, mice, hamsters, voles, lemmings, gerbils)
Rodentia: Geomyidae (pocket gophers)
Rodentia: Heteromyidae (pocket mice, kangaroo rats)
Rodentia: Sciuridae (squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, prairie dogs)
Rodentia: Other Families (rodents)
Xenarthra (anteaters, armadillos, sloths)

Miscellaneous genera of Eimeriidae
Barroussia Schneider, 1885
Caryospora Leger, 1904
Caryotropha Siedlecki, 1902
Cyclospora Schneider, 1881
Defretinella Hennere, 1966
Diaspora Leger, 1898
Dorisa Levine, 1979
Dorisiella Ray, 1930
Genera of dubius validity
Mantonella Vincent, 1936
Ovivora Mackinnon & Ray, 1937
Pfeifferinella von Wasielewski, 1904
Pseudoklossia Leger & Duboscq, 1915
Tyzzeria Allen, 1936
Wenyonella Hoare, 1933


Coccidia reported from coprolites 


Coccidia of Questionable Validity