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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Sar
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Aconoidasida
Order: Haemosporida
Family: Plasmodiidae
Genus: Plasmodium

Ophidiella is a subgenus of the genus Plasmodium created in 1966 by Garnham.[1]

It was created as a subgenus for the then only known species infecting snakes - Plasmodium wenyoni.

Diagnostic features[edit]

Species in this subgenus infect snakes.

Species in this subgenus[edit]


  1. ^ Garnham P.C.C. (1966) Malaria Parasites and Other Haemosporidia. Oxford, Blackwell