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Ostrich: Journal of African Ornithology

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New species of haematozoa in Phalacrocoracidae and Stercorariidae in South Africa

Nola J Parsons, Michael A Peirce, Venessa Strauss

Abstract


New species of haematozoa, namely Leucocytozoon ugwidi sp. nov. from the Cape Cormorant Phalacrocorax capensis and Haemoproteus skuae sp. nov. from the Subantarctic Skua Catharacta antarctica, are described. These are the first species to be recorded from the families Phalacrocoracidae and Stercorariidae, respectively.

OSTRICH 2010, 81(2): 103–108



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