Lynx rufus, Bobcat, Endoparasites, Tapeworms, Nematodes, Arkansas
The bobcat, Lynx rufus is a relatively common Arkansas carnivore that ranges statewide. Although there is a great deal of information on the natural history of this species in the state, there have been few studies where parasites have been documented in Arkansas bobcats. Here, a single specimen was examined and found to be infected with a tapeworm, Taenia rileyi and 2 nematodes, Toxoascaris leonina and Toxocara cati. We document the first record of T. rileyi from Arkansas and the first report of T. leonina from a bobcat in the state.
McAllister, Chris T.; Robison, Henry W.; Woodyard, Ethan T.; and Rosser, Thomas Graham
"Selected Helminth Parasites (Cestoda, Nematoda) of Bobcat, Lynx rufus (Carnivora: Felidae), in Northeastern Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 75
, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol75/iss1/16