Correction on the Nomenclature of Human Plasmodium

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Science  25 Oct 1946:
Vol. 104, Issue 2704, pp. 401-402
DOI: 10.1126/science.104.2704.401-b


In the nomenclatorial and zoological confusion in the names for the human malaria parasites (Sabrosky and Usinger. Science, 1944, 100, 190-192; Beltran. Gaceta Med. Mexico, 1944, 74, 61-74), one further point has been discovered.

It has usually been considered that there were only two different proposals involving malariae as a new specific name—Oscillaria malariae Laveran, 1881, and Haemamoeba malariae Feletti and Grassi, 1890. Actually it now appears that there were three!