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Coccidia in passerines from the Nevado de Toluca National Park, Mexico

Juan P. Medina, Celene Salgado-Miranda, Michele García-Conejo, Karla P. Galindo-Sánchez, Cristian J. Mejía-García, Mariusz K. Janczur, Carlos W. Gomes Lopes, Bruno P. Berto and Edgardo Soriano-Vargas
From the journal Acta Parasitologica


In this study, we found unsporulated coccidia oocysts in passerines from the Nevado de Toluca National Park, Mexico. We captured birds and took samples of their droppings during three field visits. We examined a total of 72 fecal samples and found unsporulated coccidia oocysts in 10 samples from five passerine species: Atlapetes pileatus (3), Cardelina ruber (1), Mniotilta varia (1), Oreothlypis celata (2) and Regulus calendula (3). This appears to be the first recorded study of unsporulated coccidia oocysts in passerine species from Mexico


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Received: 2014-7-14
Revised: 2014-8-26
Accepted: 2014-9-2
Published Online: 2014-12-30
Published in Print: 2014-3-1

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