Eimeria palustris

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Eimeria palustris
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Family: Eimeriidae
Genus: Eimeria
Species: E. palustris
Binomial name
Eimeria palustris
Barnard, Ernst, and Stevens, 1971

Eimeria palustris is an apicomplexan parasite of the genus Eimeria that infects the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris). It was discovered in 1970 at Tuskegee National Forest, Macon County, Alabama. A different Eimeria, Eimeria kinsellai, has been found in Florida marsh rice rats. E. palustris differs from other Eimeria found in rice rats, such as Eimeria couesii, Eimeria oryzomysi, Eimeria ojastii, and E. kinsellai, in anatomical details. Its specific epithet refers to that of its type host, Oryzomys palustris.[1]


  1. ^ Barnard et al., 1971, p. 1294

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