Plasmodium anomaluri

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Plasmodium anomaluri is a parasite of the genus Plasmodium subgenus Vinckeia.

Like all Plasmodium species, P. anomaluri has both vertebrate and insect hosts. The vertebrate hosts for this parasite are mammals.

Plasmodium anomaluri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Protista
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Aconoidasida
Order: Haemosporida
Family: Plasmodiidae
Genus: Plasmodium
Species: P. anomaluri
Binomial name
Plasmodium anomaluri

Description[edit]

The parasite was first described by Pringle in 1960.[1]

Geographical occurrence[edit]

This species is found in Tanzania, Africa.

Vectors[edit]

Not known.

Clinical features and host pathology[edit]

This species infects African flying squirrels (Anomalurus fraseri orientalis).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pringle G (1960) Two new malaria parasites from East African vertebrates. Roy Soc Trop Med Hyg Trans 54(5) 411-414