Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Steve Gotte

Collection Manager
Department / Division
  • BS-Biology, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA, 1982
  • MS-Biology, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA, 1988
Research Interests

Care, management, and curation of the Amphibian and Reptile Collections and associated data. Participate in field surveys of amphibian and reptile biodiversity

  • Reynolds, Robert P., Gotte, Steve W., and Ernst, Carl H. 2007. "Catalogue of Type Specimens of Recent Crocodilia and Testudines in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology (626): 1–49.
  • Gotte, Steve W. and Wilson, L. D. 2005. "Commentary on the type material of Tantilla gracilis Baird and Girard, 1853, and Tantilla nigriceps Kennicott, 1860(Reptilia Squamata), with a neotype designation for T. nigriceps." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118 (3):596–604.
  • Wilson, L. D., Mccranie, James R., Gotte, Steve W., and Townsend, J. H. 2003. "Distributional comments on some members of the herpetofauna of the Mosquitia, Honduras." The Herpetological Bulletin (84): 15–19.
  • Mccranie, James R., Wilson, Larry David, and Gotte, Steve W. 2001. "Three New Country Records for Honduran Snakes." Herpetological Review 32 (1):62–63.
  • Reynolds, Robert P., Fritts, Thomas, Gotte, Steve W., Icochea, Javier, and Tello, Guillermo. 1997. "Amphibians and Reptiles I: Biodiversity Assessment in the Lower Urubamba Region." Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring, SI/MAB 1:213–221.
  • Lovich, Jeffrey E., Gotte, Steve W., Ernst, Carl H., Harshberger, John C., Laemmerzahl, Arndt F., and Gibbons, J. Whitfield. 1996. "Prevalence and Histopathology of Shell Disease in Turtles from Lake Blackshear, Georgia." Journal of Wildlife Diseases 32 (2):259–265.
  • Gotte, Steve W., McDiarmid, Roy W., and Renolds, Robert P. 1994. "The snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina, an important component of North American wetlands." U.S.Fish & Wildlife Service, Research Information Bulletin 32:3.
  • Siefert, W. E., Gotte, Steve W., Leto, T. L., and Weldon, Paul. 1994. "Lipids and proteins in the Rathke's gland secretions of the North American mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum)." Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology 109 (2-3):459–463.
  • Congdon, Justin D., Gotte, Steve W., and McDiarmid, Roy W. 1993. "Ontogenetic changes in habitat use by juvenile turtles, Chelydra serpentina and Chrysemys picta." Canadian Field Naturalist 106 (2):241–248.

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  • Gotte, Steve W., Jacobs, Jeremy F., and Zug, George R. 2016. "Preserving reptiles for research." in Reptile Ecology and Conservation, A Handbook of Techniques, edited by Dodd, C. Kenneth, Jr., 73–86. London: Oxford University Press.
  • Rodda, Gordon H., Fritts, Thomas H., Clark, Craig S., Gotte, Steve W., and Chiszar, David. 1999. "A State of the Art Trap for the Brown Tree Snake." in Problem Snake Management: The Habu and the Brown Treesnake, 268–284. Comstock Publishing Associates.