Nyssorhynchus

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Nyssorhynchus
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Sar
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Aconoidasida
Order: Haemosporida
Family: Plasmodiidae
Genus: Plasmodium
Marchiafava & Celli, 1885

Nyssorhynchus is an extinct subgenus of the genus Plasmodium.

There is one known species in this genus - Plasmodium dominicana. It was identified from Dominican amber.[1]

The vertebrate host of this species is unknown but it seems likely that it may have been a bird.

The mosquito vector has been identified as Culex malariager.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Poinar G Jr (2005) Plasmodium dominicana n. sp. (Plasmodiidae: Haemospororida) from Tertiary Dominican amber. Syst. Parasitol. 61(1):47-52