Little is known about the spiny- or thorny-headed worms (Phylum Acanthocephala) of Arkansas and there are no summaries on the acanthocephalans of the state. Here, we provide a checklist of the 22 acanthocephalans that occur in Arkansas’ vertebrates based on previously published records and new data presented herein. In addition, we document a new state record as well as 13 new host records for some fish acanthocephalans.
McAllister, C. T.; Richardson, D. J.; Barger, M. A.; Fayton, T. J.; and Robison, H. W.
"Acanthocephala of Arkansas, Including New Host and Geographic Distribution Records from Fishes,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 70
, Article 26.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol70/iss1/26