• Two new haemogregarines,Haemogregarina waltairensis n. sp. fromCalotes versicolor (Daudin) andH. ganapatii n. sp. fromLissemys punctata granosa (Shoepff)

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      Haemogregarines; Haemogregarina waltairensis n. sp.; Haemogregarina ganapatii n. sp.; Calotes versicolor ; Lissemys punctata granosa

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      Two new haemogregarines,Haemogregarina waltairensis n. sp. fromCalotes versicolor (Daudin) andH. ganapatii n. sp. fromLissemys punctata granosa (Shoepff) are described. Both occur in the circulating erythrocytes as well as internal organs. The intra-erythrocytic form of H. waltairensis n. sp. reach a maximum size of 14·5 × 5·0/μm and was sausage-shaped. The early trophozoites found in blood as well as internal organs contain pink stained granules at the poles. Capsule is absent. Schizogony occurs in liver, lungs and bone marrow. The largest schizont measuring 14·0 × 11·0μm was found in liver. The gametocytes ofH. ganapatii n. sp. which are intra-erythrocytic reach a maximum size of 11·5 × 4·5 μm and become sausage-shaped. Capsule is absent. Schizogonic stages are found inside erythrocytes as well as in lungs and liver. The largest schizont in lung measured 11·0 × 9·5μm while that in the liver measured 7·0 × 6·5/μm both of which contain 24 nuclei.

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      B Saratchandra1

      1. Department of Zoology, Andhra University, Waltair - 530 003, India
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