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Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária

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LOPES, Bruno do B.; BERTO, Bruno P.; MASSAD, Fabiana V.  and  LOPES, Carlos Wilson G.. Isospora vanriperorum Levine, 1982 (apicomplexa: eimeriidae) in the green-winged saltator, Saltator similis Lafresnaye and D'orbigny, 1837 (passeriformes: cardinalinae) in southeastern Brazil. Rev. Bras. Parasitol. Vet. [online]. 2007, vol.16, n.4, pp.211-214. ISSN 1984-2961.

Isospora vanriperorum from the green-winged saltator (Saltator similis) is described in Southeastern Brazil. Oocysts are spherical to subspherical, 19.4-26 by 18.3-26μm (23.1 by 22.4μm), shape index 1.04 with a single layered wall, fine, smooth and yellowish. Micropyle and residuum are absents, but one elliptical polar granule is present. Sporocysts are ovoid, 14.5-20.2 by 8.1-12.5μm (16.3 by 10.8μm), shape index 1.53 with prominent Stieda body, barely discernible substieda body and residuum centered and granulated.

Keywords : Isospora vanriperorum; oocysts; green-winged saltator; Saltator similis .

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