Coccidia (Apicomplexa

Eimeriidae) from the lagomorph Lepus tolai in Mongolia

Scott L Gardner, Nathan A. Seggerman, Nyamsuren Batsaikhan, Sumiya Ganzorig, David S. Tinnin, Donald W. Duszynski

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Abstract

In 1999, a single specimen of the Tolai hare, Lepus tolai Pallas, 1778, from the Gobi region of Mongolia was examined and had a new species of eimerian parasite in its intestinal contents. Eimeria gobiensis n. sp. is relatively large; it possesses 2 oocyst walls and a very well-developed oocyst residuum. Oocysts of the new species possess a thick wall with a double layer, a massive 3-layered micropyle, and are ellipsoidal, with average length and width of the oocyst of 38.6 × 24.2 m, respectively. The range in measurements of these oocysts extends from 27.3 to 49.2 μm in length by 18.8 to 32.5 μm in width, with a length/width ratio 1.6; the oocyst residuumis is composed of a sub-spheroidal mass of small granules with an average size of 12.0 × 11.0 m; sporocysts are ovoidal with an average length × width of 15.0 × 7.7 m, respectively, and a range in length extending from 9.2 to 21.0 μm by 5.0 to 12.0 μm in width. In addition, each sporozoite has a large, medial, refractile body with an average size of 6.0 × 5.0 m.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1451-1454
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume95
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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Eimeriidae
Lagomorpha
Mongolia
Coccidia
Apicomplexa
lagomorph
Hares
Lepus
Oocysts
oocysts
new species
parasite
sporocysts (Protozoa)
sporozoites
Eimeria
hares
Sporozoites
Gastrointestinal Contents
Miozoa
Coccidiomorphea

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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Gardner, S. L., Seggerman, N. A., Batsaikhan, N., Ganzorig, S., Tinnin, D. S., & Duszynski, D. W. (2009). Coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the lagomorph Lepus tolai in Mongolia. Journal of Parasitology, 95(6), 1451-1454. https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2137.1

Coccidia (Apicomplexa : Eimeriidae) from the lagomorph Lepus tolai in Mongolia. / Gardner, Scott L; Seggerman, Nathan A.; Batsaikhan, Nyamsuren; Ganzorig, Sumiya; Tinnin, David S.; Duszynski, Donald W.

In: Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 95, No. 6, 01.01.2009, p. 1451-1454.

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Gardner, SL, Seggerman, NA, Batsaikhan, N, Ganzorig, S, Tinnin, DS & Duszynski, DW 2009, 'Coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the lagomorph Lepus tolai in Mongolia', Journal of Parasitology, vol. 95, no. 6, pp. 1451-1454. https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2137.1
Gardner SL, Seggerman NA, Batsaikhan N, Ganzorig S, Tinnin DS, Duszynski DW. Coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the lagomorph Lepus tolai in Mongolia. Journal of Parasitology. 2009 Jan 1;95(6):1451-1454. https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2137.1
Gardner, Scott L ; Seggerman, Nathan A. ; Batsaikhan, Nyamsuren ; Ganzorig, Sumiya ; Tinnin, David S. ; Duszynski, Donald W. / Coccidia (Apicomplexa : Eimeriidae) from the lagomorph Lepus tolai in Mongolia. In: Journal of Parasitology. 2009 ; Vol. 95, No. 6. pp. 1451-1454.
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