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Subject: Eimeria acervulina, Eimeria tenella, Eimeria, Eimeria maxima, Isospora, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Eimeria stiedae, Eimeria necatrix, Eimeria brunetti, Eimeria meleagridis
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Eimeria maxima oocysts
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Family: Eimeriidae
Minchin, 1903

Eimeriidae is a family of Apicomplexa.[1] It contains the following genera:[2]

  • Alveocystis Bel'tenev, 1980
  • Atoxoplasma Garnham, 1950
  • Barrouxia Schneider, 1885
  • Caryospora Léger, 1904
  • Cyclospora Schneider, 1881
  • Diaspora Léger, 1898
  • Dorisa Levine, 1979
  • Eimeria Schneider, 1875
  • Epieimeria Dyková & Lom, 1981
  • Gousseffia Levine & Ivens, 1979
  • Hoarella Arcay de Peraza, 1963
  • Isospora Schneider, 1881
  • Mantonella Vincent, 1936
  • Octosporella Ray & Ragavachari, 1942
  • Pfeifferinella von Wasielewski, 1904
  • Polysporella McQuistion, 1990
  • Pythonella Ray & Das Gupta, 1937
  • Sivatoshella Ray & Sarkar, 1968


The family Goussia forms a trichotomy with the Eimeriidae and Sarcocystidae.

The biliary Eimeria-like coccidia of reptiles are classified into the genus Choleoeimeria and form a sister clade to the family Eimeriidae.


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