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Pesquisa Veterinária Brasileira
versão impressa ISSN 0100-736X
BERTO, Bruno P. et al. Isosporoid Coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) parasites of tanagers (Passeriformes: Thraupidae) from the Marambaia Island, Brazil. Pesq. Vet. Bras. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.9, pp. 798-805. ISSN 0100-736X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-736X2011000900012.
In recent years some coccidian parasites of birds were recorded in Marambaia Island, which is a protected environment with a great biodiversity of birds, mainly tanagers. In this current study Isospora tiesangui, I. sepetibensis, I. ramphoceli, I. navarroi, I. cadimi and I. marambaiensis were identified according to their respective thraupid hosts of the Marambaia Island. These species were characterized with histograms, linear regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The main feature of identification was the morphology of the sporocyst, mainly Stieda and substieda bodies, since the morphometry did not provide sufficient differentiation. Besides, Dacnis cayana and Thraupis palmarum were reported as new hosts to I. sepetibensis and I. navarroi respectively.
Palavras-chave : Coccidiosis; diagnostic; Thraupids; Passerine birds; Marambaia Island.