description of the oocysts of eimeria paludosa (apicomplexa: eimeriidae) from fulica americana (aves: gruiformes), with comments on synonyms of eimerian species from related birds.between november and december 1988, fecal and intestinal contents were collected from 25 northern american coots, fulica americana americana, in arkansas and texas, and examined for coccidial parasites. seventeen (68%) of the coots were infected with eimeria paludosa, herein described; for the first time, photomicrographs of the species are presented. sporulated oocysts are ovoid, 16.5 x 12.6 (15-23 x 11-14) microns, with a lightly to heavily pitted single-layered wall; an oocyst residuum is abs ...19902299523
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