The Leucocytozoidae of South African birds. The Coliiformes and Coraciiformes

  • G.F. Bennett
  • R.A. Earlé
  • M.A. Peirce
  • N.C. Nandi

Abstract

The leucocytozoids of the avian orders Coliiformes and Coraciiformes are reviewed. Leucocytozoon colius of the Coliidae, L. alcedinis and L. dacelo of the Alcedinidae and L. bucerotis of the Bucerotidae are described as new species. Leucocytozoon eurystomiL. nyctyornis and L. communis of the Coraciidae, Meropidae and Upupidae respectively are redescribed. Leucocytozoon coraciaeL. francaeL. leitaoi and L. melloi are declared synonyms of L. eurystomiLeucocytozoon apiaster of the Meropidae and L. musajevi of the Coraciidae have previously been declared nomina nuda.
Published
2017-04-04
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2224-073X
print ISSN: 1562-7020