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

Author Biographies

Nola J Parsons
Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, PO Box 11116, Bloubergrant 7443, South Africa;  Animal Demography Unit, Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa; Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X2, Rogge Bay 8012, South Africa
Michael A Peirce
MP International Consultancy, 6 Normandale House, Normandale, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3NZ, UK;  Corresponding Associate, International Reference Centre for Avian Haematozoa, Queensland Museum, PO Box 3300, South Brisbane, QLD 4101, Australia
Venessa Strauss
Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, PO Box 11116, Bloubergrant 7443, South Africa
Published
2010-07-05
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1727-947X
print ISSN: 0030-6525