Plasmodium garnhami

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

Plasmodium garnhami is a parasite of the genus Plasmodium.

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


The parasite was first described by Guindy et al. in 1965.[1]

Geographical occurrence[edit]

This species is found in Egypt.

Clinical features and host pathology[edit]

Host species include the hoopoe (Upupa epops) and the rain quail (Coturnix coromandelica).


  1. ^ Guindy E., Hoogstraal H., Mohammed Ah. (1965) Plasmodium garnhami sp. nov. from the Egyptian hoopoe (Upupa epops major Brehm) Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 59:280 - 284