Blood Parasites of Tylototriton verrucosus (Caudata: Salamandridae)

Ritwik Dasgupta, D. P. Halder, B. Dasgupta


Haemogregarina rayi n. sp. showing erythrocytic schizogony are reported for the first time from a salamander viz. Tyiototriton verrucosus. Extracellular form apparently escaping from the RBC is considered to represent a gametocyte.

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