On Two New Haemogregarines (Protozoa: Apicomplexa) From Colubrid And Elapidae Snakes In Egypt
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Two species of colubrid and elapid snakes collected from different localities in Egypt were examined for protozoan blood parasites. TWo new species of Haemogregarina senso lato are described: Haemogregarina garnhami n.sp. is described from 65.2% of Psammophis schokari aegyptius collected from El-Faiyum, El Bahariya Oases and Aswan and Hg. aswanensis n.sp. is reported in one specimen out of four Naja haje collected from Aswan in Upper Egypt. Blood and tissue stages are described for the two species of haemogregarines and are compared with eight species of haemogregarines reported previously from snakes in Egypt.