Leucocytozoon


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Leucocytozoon

a protozoan parasite of avian erythrocytes transmitted by the 'blackfly' Simulium spp. Infection causes the disease leucocytozoonosis.

Leucocytozoon andrewsi
see L. caulleryi (below).
Leucocytozoon bonasae
found in grouse and ptarmigan.
Leucocytozoon caulleryi (Leucocytozoon andrewsi)
found in chickens; causes leucocytozoonosis.
Leucocytozoon grusi
found in cranes.
Leucocytozoon mansoni
found in grouse.
Leucocytozoon marchouxi
found in doves and pigeons.
Leucocytozoon sabrazesi
found in fowl.
Leucocytozoon sakharoffi
found in crow and other wild birds.
Leucocytozoon schoutedeni
chickens only in east Africa.
Leucocytozoon simondi (Leucocytozoon anseris, Leucocytozoon anatis)
found in ducks and geese.
Leucocytozoon smithi
found in turkeys.
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Fatal combined Haemoproteus noctuae and Leucocytozoon ziemanni infection in juvenile Snowy Owls (Nyctea scandiaca): a case report.