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Table 1 Leopards sampled during this study from January 2013 to December 2015

From: Molecular characterisation and morphological description of two new species of Hepatozoon Miller, 1908 (Apicomplexa: Adeleorina: Hepatozoidae) infecting leukocytes of African leopards Panthera pardus pardus (L.)

Individual codeSexColor variationAge classLocation
Captive leopards
 CF1FemaleRegularAdultBFNZoo
 CF2FemaleRegularAdultCHXP
 CF3FemaleMelanisticSubadultCHXP
 CF4FemaleMelanisticAdultCHXP
 CF5FemaleRegularAdultMOH
 CM1MaleRegularSubadultCHXP
 CM2MaleMelanisticAdultCHXP
 CM3MaleRegularAdultCHXP
 CM4MaleRegularSubadultMOH
Wild leopards
 WF1FemaleRegularAdultLA
 WF2FemaleErythristicAdultLA
 WF3FemaleRegularSubadultGKCA
 WM1MaleRegularAdultLRC
 WM2MaleRegularAdultLRC
 WM3MaleRegularAdultLRC
 WM4MaleRegularAdultGKCA
 WM5MaleRegularAdultGKCA
  1. Abbreviations: BFNZoo, Bloemfontein Zoo; CHXP, Cheetah Experience; GKCA, Greater Kruger Conservation Area; LA, Lydenburg surrounding area; LRC, Lajuma Research Centre; MOH, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre