<i>Eimeria</i> species (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) detected from the Anatolian ground squirrel, <i>Spermophilus xanthophrymnus</i> (Rodentia: Sciuridae) in Nigde province, Turkey

Cicek H., Karatepe M., Karatepe B., Cakir M., Eser M.

ANKARA UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, no.2, pp.143-144, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


Intestinal contents of 105 Anatolian ground squirrels (Spermophilus xanthophrymnus) caught from Nigde province were examined to determine the types and prevalence of eimerian species. Eimerian oocysts were found in 27.6 % of all the samples examined by sucrose-flotation. Four species were recovered from Anatolian ground squirrels, including Eimeria callospermophili (prevalence: 25.7 %), E. morainensis (2.8 %), E. pseudospermophili (1.9 %), and E. lateralis (0.9 %).