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Phyllomedusa vaillantii
Phyllomedusa vaillantii Ecuador, Pastaza Province. Photographed by William W. Lamar
bar Steve Gotte
    Steve W. Gotte
    USGS Museum Specialist

  • Phone: (301) 238-1803
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    Biological Survey Unit
    Division of Amphibians and Reptiles
    Museum Support Center, MRC 534
    4210 Silver Hill Road
    Suitland, MD 20746


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BS-Biology, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA, 1982.
MS-Biology, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA, 1988.

Responsibilities and Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Gotte, Steve W., Jacobs, Jeremy F. and Zug, George R. 2016. Preserving reptiles for research. In: Dodd, C. K., Jr., Reptile Ecology and Conservation, A Handbook of Techniques. London: Oxford University Press,() pp.73-86.

Gotte, Steve W. 2016. Diadophis Puntatus Puntatus (Southern Ring-necked Snake). Predation. Herpetological Review, 47(2): 310

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. doi:10.2988/0006-324X-127.4.543

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