Two adult orange-striped ribbonsnakes, Thamnophis proximus proximus, were collected from northern Arkansas and examined for helminths. A single snake harbored 4 specimens of the pentastomid, Kiricephalus coarctatus. We document a new host as well as a new distributional record for the parasite. This is only the second time a species of pentastomid has been reported from the state in any host. A summary of ophidian hosts of K. coarctatus from the Western Hemisphere is included.
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Vol. 89 • No. 2