Lanius tigrinus, Drapiez, 1828

Paperna, Ilan, Keong, Malcolm Soh Chu & May, Charlotte Yap Aye, 2008, Haemosporozoan Parasites Found In Birds In Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sarawak And Java, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 56 (2), pp. 211-243: 223

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5340123

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5416355

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D81E2B70-A868-B940-9951-DCFAFAE02777

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Diego

scientific name

Lanius tigrinus
status

 

Lanius tigrinus  

Locality. – Malaysia: Pasoh, 1998; Singapore: Nee Soon, 1998.

Description.– Available blood films were faded. The infected erythrocytes are distorted with a displaced laterally or distally nucleus. They contain either a schizont, with 5–12 nuclei, or one to two usually rounded gametocytes (4.8 ± 1.2 × 3.44 ± 1.07; range 3.3–5.94 × 2.2–5.06) with a few (one to five), sometimes aggregated coarse pigment granules, and outlines of one or two vacuoles. The pigment granules in some trophozoites are aggregated, or encircle the vacuole; the faded state of the stain obscures other details. Infected erythrocytes are 12.7 ± 0.91 × 7.1 ± 0.91 with 5.72 ± 0.39 × 2.3 ± 0.30 nuclei.

Remarks. – Laird (1997) lists Lanius spp.   among the commonest hosts of Pla. (H.) matutinum (Huff, 1937) Coradetti et al., 1960 in SE Asia. Originally isolated from Turdus migratorius   in North America, most of the descriptions were made from infections in experimental hosts. The redescription (Corradetti et al., 1960) from the European host, Turdus iliacus   , as cited by Laird, also incorporates data from experimental hosts. Neither the faded state of our specimens, nor Laird’s description and illustrations, including of the infection from Lan. cristatus   , can provide an unambiguous identification of the Plasmodium species   found.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Passeriformes

Family

Laniidae

Genus

Lanius