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Eimeria maxima oocysts
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Diaphoretickes
(unranked): SAR
Infrakingdom: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Subclass: Coccidia
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Suborder: Eimeriorina
Family: Eimeriidae
Minchin, 1903

Eimeriidae is a family of Apicomplexa.[1] It contains the following genera:[2]


The family Goussia forms a trichotomy with the Eimeriidae and Sarcocystidae.

The biliary Eimeria-like coccidia of reptiles are classified into the genus Choleoeimeria and form a sister clade to the family Eimeriidae.


  1. ^ O. V. Dolnik, J. A. von Rönn & S. Bensch (May 2009). "Isospora hypoleucae sp. n. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), a new coccidian parasite found in the Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)". Parasitology. 136 (8): 1–5. doi:10.1017/S0031182009006131. PMID 19450377.
  2. ^ "Alphabetical list of the Eimeriidae of the world". University of New Mexico. April 23, 2001. Archived from the original on June 7, 2010. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
  3. ^ Florin-Christensen M, Schnittger L, eds. (2018). Parasitic Protozoa of Farm Animals and Pets. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-70132-5. Retrieved 3 September 2018.