oa African Zoology - Intestinal protozoa of the African elephant Loxodonta africana (Blumenbach)

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The digestive tract of 15 elephants from South Africa and two from Za�re were sampled in order to determine the identity, density and population composition of the intestinal protozoa. The following orders were represented: Gymnostomatida, Trichostomatida and Entodiniomorphida. Altogether 17 species were identified, of which three are new. The new species as well as a new genus are descriptionbed.

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