is a parasite of the genus Plasmodium
Like all Plasmodium species P. watteni has both vertebrate and insect hosts. The vertebrate hosts for this parasite are mammals.
The parasite was first described by Lien and Cross in 1968.
This species is found in Taiwan.
Clinical features and host pathology
The only known host of this species is the Formosan giant flying squirrel (Petaurista petaurista grandis).