Coccidia; Eimeriidae; Apicomplexa; Amphibia; Reptilia; Arkansas
Coccidian parasites (Protista: Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) commonly infect reptiles, and to a lesser degree, amphibians. The family Eimeriidae includes at least 18 genera and 3 of them, Caryospora, Eimeria, and Isospora have been reported previously from various Arkansas herpetofauna. Over the past 3 decades, our community collaborative effort has provided a great deal of information on these parasites found in amphibians and reptiles of Arkansas. Here, we provide a summary of all coccidians reported from herptiles of the state as well as provide 2 new state records for coccidians from non-native Mediterranean geckos, Hemidactylus turcicus.
McAllister, Chris T.; Motriuk-Smith, Dagmara; Seville, Robert S.; Connior, Matthew B.; Trauth, Stanley E.; and Robison, Henry W.
"Coccidian Parasites (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) of Arkansas Herpetofauna: A Summary with Two New State Records,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 71
, Article 26.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol71/iss1/26