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Table 1 Published records of hemosporidian parasites in New World vultures

From: Parasitaemia data and molecular characterization of Haemoproteus catharti from New World vultures (Cathartidae) reveals a novel clade of Haemosporida

Species Parasite Location Apparent prevalence References
Turkey vulture (TUVU) Haemoproteus sp.a Panama Not reported [41]
Haemosporida b USA (Maryland) 1 [16]
Haemoproteus sp. USA (Washington DC) 14/79 (18) [42]
Leucocytozoon sp. USA (Washington DC) 2/79 (3) [42]
Haemoproteus sp. USA (Georgia) 1/4 (25) [43]
Haemoproteus sp. Panama 3/4 (75) [32]
Haemoproteus sp. USA (Maryland and New Jersey) 2/9 (22) [44]
Haemoproteus catharti and Plasmodium sp.c USA (South Carolina) 1/11 (9) [16, 45]
Black vulture (BLVU) Haemoproteus sp. USA (Oklahoma) 1/1 (100) [12]
Plasmodium elongatum and Leucocytozoon toddi USA (Florida) 1/211 (0.5) [15]
Haemosporida d Costa Rica 6/17 (35) [46]
King vulture Plasmodium sp. Brazil (São Paulo) 1 [17]
  1. Apparent prevalence is shown as: number of samples positive/number of samples tested (%)
  2. aOriginally identified as H. danilewskii, this record was later revised as Haemoproteus sp. [45]
  3. bSlides deposited in the International Reference Centre for Avian Haematozoa (Queensland Museum, Australia) were re-examined and found to correspond to an haemosporidian that was distinct from H. catharti, possibly corresponding to P. elongatum [16]
  4. cA small number of immature Plasmodium sp. schizonts (possibly P. circumflexum or P. galbadoni) was seen concurrently with H. catharti
  5. dThese parasites were reported as Plasmodium sp., however images of the parasites provided by M. Wahl were reviewed and only very young gametocytes were observed, therefore parasite genus cannot be determined