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The Leucocytozoidae of South African birds. The Coliiformes and Coraciiformes

Keywords: The Leucocytozoidae of South African birds , Coliiformes , Coraciiformes , Leuoocytozoon colius , Coliidae , Leucocytozoon apiaster , Meropidae , L. musajevi , Coraciidae , Bucerotidae , Alcedinidae

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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The leucocytozoids of the avian orders Coliiformes and Coraciiformes are reviewed. Leuoocytozoon colius of the Coliidae, L. alcedinis and L. dacelo of the Alcedinidae and L. bucerotis of the Bucerotidae are described as new species. Leucocytozoon eurystomi, L. nyctyornis and L. communis of the Coraciidae, Meropidae and Upupidae respectively are redescribed. Leucocytozoon coraciae, L. francae, L. leitaoi and L. melloi are declared synonyms of L. eurystomi. Leucocytozoon apiaster of the Meropidae and L. musajevi of the Coraciidae have previously been declared nomina nuda. ******** AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die leucocytozo ede bloedparasiete van die vo lordes Coliiformes en Coraciiformes word hersien. Leucocytozoon colius van die Coliidae, L. alcedinis en L. dacelo van die Alcedinidae en L. bucerotis van die Bucerotidae word as nuwe spesies beskryf. Leucocytozoon eurystomi, L. nyctyornis en L. communis onderskeidelik van die Coraciidae, Meropidae en Upupidae word herbeskryf. Leucocytozoon coraciae, L. francae, L. leitaoi en L. melloi word almal as sinonieme van L. eurystomi verklaar. Leucocytozoon apiaster van die Meropidae en L. musajevivan die Coraciidae is vroe r alreeds nomina nuda verklaar.

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