Biology:Plasmodium tomodoni

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Short description: Species of single-celled organism

Plasmodium tomodoni
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Clade: Diaphoretickes
Clade: TSAR
Clade: SAR
Clade: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Aconoidasida
Order: Haemospororida
Family: Plasmodiidae
Genus: Plasmodium
P. tomodoni
Binomial name
Plasmodium tomodoni
Pessoa and Fleury, 1968

Plasmodium tomodoni is a parasite of the genus Plasmodium. As in all Plasmodium species, P. tomodoni has both vertebrate and insect hosts. The vertebrate hosts for this parasite are reptiles.


The parasite was first described by Pessoa and Fleury in 1968.[1]


This species is found in Brazil.


This species infects snakes. The other two species infecting snakes are Plasmodium pessoai and Plasmodium wenyoni.

The original host this species was described from was a Tomodon dorsatus from Brazil.


  1. Pessoa S.B. and Fleury G.C. (1968) Plasmodium tomodoni sp. n. parasita da serpente Tomodon dorsatus D & B. Rev. Brasil Biol. 28: 525-530

Wikidata ☰ Q7201965 entry