This genus was created in 1942 by Ray and Raghavachari.
The type species is Octosporella mabuiae.
Six species are currently recognised.
- Ray, HN, Raghavachari K (1942) Observations on a new coccidium, Octosporella mabuiae n. gen., n. sp., from the intestine of Mabuia sp. Proceedings of the 28th Indian Science Congress 28: 170