Wenyonella

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Wenyonella
Wenyonella uelensis (oocist).jpg
Wenyonella uelensis
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Sar
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Subclass: Coccidiasina
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Suborder: Eimeriorina
Family: Eimeriidae
Genus: Wenyonella
Species

Wenyonella africana
Wenyonella ameivae
Wenyonella anatis
Wenyonella arcayae
Wenyonella baghdadensis
Wenyonella bahli
Wenyonella columbae
Wenyonella gagari
Wenyonella gallinae
Wenyonella hoarei
Wenyonella levinei
Wenyonella mackinnonae
Wenyonella maligna
Wenyonella markovi
Wenyonella parva
Wenyonella pellerdyi
Wenyonella philiplevinei
Wenyonella uelensis

Wenyonella is a genus of parasitic alveolates in the phylum Apicomplexa. The genus was described in 1933 by Hoare.[1]

The type species is Wenyonella africana.

Description[edit]

The species in this genus have oocysts with four sporocysts: each sporocyst gives rise to four sporozoites. They are found in the gasterointestinal tracts of reptiles, birds and mammals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoare CA (1933) Studies on some new ophidian and avian coccidia from Uganda, with a revision of the classification of the Eimeriidea. Parasitology 25: 359-388