Plasmodium telfordi

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Plasmodium telfordi is a parasite of the genus Plasmodium.

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

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


Geographical occurrence[edit]

This species is found in Venezuela.

Clinical features and host pathology[edit]

This species infects the lizard Ameiva ameiva.


Telford, S. R, Jr (1980) The saurian malarias of Venezuela: Plasmodium species from iguanid and teiid hosts. Int. J. Parasitol 10(5/6): 365-374