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Table 1 Morphology of Sarcocystis spp. in South American camelids

From: Sarcocystosis in South American camelids: The state of play revisited

Species of Sarcocystisa Type of tissue cyst Host Size of tissue cyst (mm) Bradyzoite/ merozoite (μm) Reference
S. aucheniae Macroscopic Llama 4–5 na [38]
Alpaca, llama, guanaco 2–7 13–18 × 3–5 [14]
Guanaco 2–7 13–18 × 3–5 [13]
Llama na 17.7 × 3.6 [16]
Alpaca 8 × 3 na [18]
Sarcocystis sp. Alpaca 0.4–0.8 2–4 [17]
S. masoni Microscopic Alpaca, llama, guanaco 0.8 × 0.035–0.095 11–14 × 2–3.5 [14]
  1. Abbreviation: na not available
  2. aThe name used by the authors