Eimeria couesii

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Eimeria couesii
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Family: Eimeriidae
Genus: Eimeria
Species: E. couesii
Binomial name
Eimeria couesii
Kruidenier, Levine, and Ivens, 1960

Eimeria couesii is an apicomplexan parasite of the genus Eimeria that infects the intestine of the rice rat Oryzomys couesi in Mexico.[1] It has an oocyst residuum and Stieda bodies, structures that are absent in some other Eimeria.[2]


  1. ^ Kruidenier et al., 1960; Barnard et al., 1971, p. 1294
  2. ^ Barnard et al., 1974, p. 410

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