Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Steve Gotte

Research Associate
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

Journal Article
  • Knox, Adam, Holldorf, Elden, Reed, Robert N., Igisomar, Sylvan, and Gotte, Steve W. 2015. "Boiga Irregularis (Brown Treesnake)." Herpetological Review, 46, (1).
  • Mccranie, James R. and Gotte, Steve W. 2015. "An investigation into the Swan Island Honduras collecting event of Tiaporus fuliginosus Cope (Reptilia: Teiidae) and its systematic status." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 127, (4) 543–556.
  • Cardwell, Michael D., Gotte, Steve W., McDiarmid, Roy W., Gilmore, Ned, and Poindexter, James A. 2013. "Type specimens of Crotalus scutulatus (Chordata: Reptilia: Squamata: Viperidae) re-examined, with new evidence after more than a century of confusion." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 126, (1) 11–16.
  • de Albuquerque, Nelson R., Passos, Paulo, and Gotte, Steve W. 2012. "Leptophis santamartensis (Serpentes, Colubridae), a Junior Synonym of Leptophis ahaetulla occidentalis." Journal of Herpetology, 46, (2) 248–252.
  • Zug, George R., Gotte, Steve W., and Jacobs, Jeremy F. 2011. "Pythons in Burma: Short-tailed Pythons (Reptilia: Squamata)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 124, (2) 112–136.
  • 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.
  • Iverson, J. B., Ernst, C. H., Gotte, S. W., and Lovich, J. E. 1989. "The Validity of Chinemys megalocephala (Testudines: Batagurinae)." Copeia, (2) 494–498.

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Book Chapter
  • Gotte, Steve W., Jacobs, Jeremy F., and Zug, George R. 2016. "Preserving reptiles for research." In Reptile Ecology and Conservation, A Handbook of Techniques. Dodd, C. Kenneth, Jr., editor. 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.