The Brachypteraciidae is an avian family endemic to Madagascar. Members of this family were mist-netted in Madagascar, and blood smears were made to screen for the presence of hematozoa. Smears were stained with Giemsa and examined at ×100, ×160, and ×1,000 for hematozoa. Three new species of avian hematozoa from wild-caught ground-rollers in Madagascar are described. Haemoproteus goodmani n. sp. is found in the pitta-like ground-roller (Atelornis pittoides), whereas Haemoproteus forresteri n. sp. and Leucocytozoon frascai n. sp. are from the rufous-headed ground-roller (Atelornis crossleyi). These represent the first hematozoa described from this family.
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Research Article| December 01 2004
HEMATOZOA OF THE AVIAN FAMILY BRACHYPTERACIIDAE (THE GROUND-ROLLERS)
Amy F. Savage;
Ellis C. Greiner
J Parasitol (2004) 90 (6): 1468–1472.
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Amy F. Savage, Ellis C. Greiner; HEMATOZOA OF THE AVIAN FAMILY BRACHYPTERACIIDAE (THE GROUND-ROLLERS). J Parasitol 1 December 2004; 90 (6): 1468–1472. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-227R
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