Besnoitia tarandi

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Besnoitia tarandi
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Sar
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Subclass: Coccidiasina
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Family: Sarcocystidae
Subfamily: Toxoplasmatinae
Genus: Besnoitia
Species: B. tarandi
Binomial name
Besnoitia tarandi

Besnoitia tarandi is a species of single-celled parasites that afflicts reindeers.

The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in collaboration with a Finnish University studied Besnoitia tarandi tissue cysts from infected reindeer.[1]


  1. ^ "Redescription of Besnoitia Tarandi (Protozoa: Apicomplexa) from the Reindeer (Rangifer Tarandus)". United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. Retrieved 23 October 2010.