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1 January 2013 A New Host Record for Mesocestoides sp. (Cestoidea: Cyclophyllidea: Mesocestoididae) from a Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus (Ophidia: Colubridae) in Arkansas, U.S.A
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Twenty-one adult rough green snakes Opheodrys aestivus (Ophidia: Colubridae) were collected during 2010 and 2012 from Montgomery (n  =  1) and White (n  =  20) counties, Arkansas, U.S.A., and examined for helminths. A single O. aestivus (5%) harbored a massive infection of Mesocestoides sp. This represents a new host record for Mesocestoides sp., and 1 of the rare instances that O. aestivus has been reported to harbor any parasite.

The Helminthological Society of Washington
Chris T. McAllister, Stanley E. Trauth, and Michael V. Plummer "A New Host Record for Mesocestoides sp. (Cestoidea: Cyclophyllidea: Mesocestoididae) from a Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus (Ophidia: Colubridae) in Arkansas, U.S.A," Comparative Parasitology 80(1), 130-133, (1 January 2013). https://doi.org/10.1654/4604.1
Published: 1 January 2013
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