Little is known concerning the hematozoan parasites of Arkansas reptiles. Although there are previous reports in the state of these intraerythrocytic parasites infecting various reptiles, additional research is sorely needed. Here, we attempt to augment that void by providing additional hosts infected by these apicomplexans, including the first report of a trypomastigote of a Trypanosoma sp. from an Arkansas turtle.
McAllister, C. T.; Connior, M. B.; Robison, H. W.; Fayton, T. J.; Tumlison, R.; and Trauth, S. E.
"Hematozoan Parasites (Apicomplexa, Kinetoplastida) of Seven Arkansas Reptiles (Testudines, Ophidia),"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 70
, Article 46.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol70/iss1/46