Plasmodium osmaniae

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

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

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


The parasite was first described by Short in 1961.[1] It was renamed Plasmodium shortii by Bray in 1963 and still later this species was then reclassified as Plasmodium inui.


  1. ^ Shortt, H.E.; Rao, G.; Oadri, S.S.; Abraham, R. (1961). "Plasmodium osmaniae, a malaria parasite of an Indian monkey Macaca radiata". Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 64: 140–143.