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Table 1 Summary of Sarcocystis species found in infected snakes

From: Genetic assemblage of Sarcocystis spp. in Malaysian snakes

Snake taxa species State Number of snake Clone name Sarcocystis species Possible definitive host Possible intermediate host References
Cobra Naja kaouthia Kuala Kerai 1 MAL-2, MAL-4 S. nesbitti Snake Monkeys [25, 26]
(Macaca mulatta)
(Macaca fascicularis)
(Cercocebus atys)
(Papio papionis)
Reticulated python Braghammerus reticulatus (Previously known as Phyton reticulatus) Langkawi Wildlife Park 2 MAL-9, MAL-11 S. singaporensis Reticulated python Genera Rattus and Bandicota [21]
(Broghammerus reticulatus)
1 MAL-5, MAL-6, MAL-7 S. nesbitti Undefined Monkeys [25, 26]
(Macaca mulatta)
(Macaca fascicularis)
(Cercocebus atys)
(Papio papionis)
1 MAL-8, MAL-10, MAL-12, MAL-13, MAL-14 Sarcocystis sp. - - -
Malayan Brown Pit Viper Ovophis convictus Pangkor Island 1 MAL-17 to MAL-22 S. singaporensis Reticulated python Genera Rattus and Bandicota [21]
(Broghammerus reticulatus)
Malayan Keeled rat snake Ptyas carinata Kuala Kerai 1 MAL-15, MAL-16 S. zuoi King rat snakes Norway rats [16]
(Elaphe carinata) (Rattus norvegicus)