Fecal samples from 20 Caucasian tree squirrels, Sciurus anomalus (Gmelin, 1778) Güldenstaedt, 1785, were collected in Turkey during February and March, 2004, and all 20 were infected with a single species of coccidia, Eimeria serbica. Sporulated oocysts are ellipsoidal, 27.5 × 17.5 (21–34 × 15–20) with a length:width ratio (L/W) of 1.6 (1.4–1.8); they lack a micropyle and oocyst residuum, but 0–2 polar granules may be present. Sporocysts are ellipsoidal, 11.9 × 6.9 (10.5–14 × 6– 7.5) with a L/W of 1.7 (1.5–2.1); a Stieda body and sporocyst residuum are present.
REDESCRIPTION AND NEW HOST RECORD OF EIMERIA SERBICA FROM THE CAUCASIAN TREE SQUIRREL, SCIURUS ANOMALUS, FROM TURKEY
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Lee Couch, Atilla Arslan, Donald W. Duszynski; REDESCRIPTION AND NEW HOST RECORD OF EIMERIA SERBICA FROM THE CAUCASIAN TREE SQUIRREL, SCIURUS ANOMALUS, FROM TURKEY. J Parasitol 1 December 2005; 91 (6): 1399–1400. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-564R.1
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