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1 61 Allen, C. R., K. G. Rice, D. P. Wojcik, and H. F. Percival. 1997. Effect of red imported fire ant envenomization on neonatal American alligators. Journal of Herpetology 31:318–321.
2 60 Allen, C. R., R. S. Lutz, and S. Demarais. 1998. Ecological effects of the invasive nonindigenous ant, Solenopsis invicta, on native vertebrates: the wheels on the bus. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 63:56–65.
3 63 Allen, E. R. 1935. Some alligator secrets. Florida Conservator 1(10):10–11.
4 79 Allen, E. R. 1950. Ward's great blue heron and the alligator. Florida Naturalist 23:38–39.
5 108 Allen, E. R., and W. T. Neill. 1952. The American alligator. Florida Wildlife 6(5):8–9, 44.
6 153 Allen, R. 1969. Why save the alligator. Presented to Conservation 70s Inc. Environmental Legislative Workshop, Panel No. 4, Wildlife Resources, Homosassa Springs, Florida, USA. 5pp. [Printed by International Crocodilian Society, Silver Springs, Florida, USA.]
7 157 Allin, R. W. 1967. Inadequate water supply threatens Everglades National Park. Parks and Recreation 2(10):37, 51–54.
8 236 Anonymous. 1968. Life saving alligator. Sea Frontiers 14:174.
9 398 Anonymous. 1990. Tales from the food web. Florida Department of Natural Resources, Office of Land Use Planning and Biological Services, Resource Management Notes 2(3):3.
10 7237 Anonymous. 2005. Reptile news and trivia: feral burms a concern. Reptiles Magazine 13(4):9.
11 7643 Anonymous. 2006. Reptile news and trivia: the Everglades' new top predator? Reptiles Magazine 14(1):8.
12 7603 Aresco, M. J., and F. C. James. 2005. Ecological relationships of turtles in northern Florida lakes: a study of omnivory and the structure of a lake food web. Final report. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahasee, Florida, USA. 66pp.
13 688 Ayotte, A. E. 1964. Last stand of the alligators? Audubon Magazine 66:237–241.
14 9060 Barker, D. G., and T. M. Barker. 2009. On Burmese pythons in the Everglades: questions posed and answered on the issues of pythons in South Florida and in captivity. The Occasional Papers of Vida Preciosa International No. 1, VPI Library, Boerne, Texas, USA. 16pp.
15 9024 Bilger, B. 2009. The natural world: swamp things. The New Yorker (April 20):80–89.
16 7801 Biondi, J. 2006. Make way for pythons: former pets are colonizing the Everglades. Florida InsideOut (March/April):140, 142, 144.
17 1049 Bloomfield, V. L. 1971. The alligator: ugly old king of survival. American Forests 77(8):40–43.
18 1076 Bondavalli, C., and R. E. Ulanowicz. 1999. Unexpected effects of predators upon their prey: the case of the American alligator. Ecosystems 2:49–63.
19 1176 Brooks, D. R., and R. M. Overstreet. 1977. Acanthostome digeneans from the American alligator in the southeastern United States. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 9:1016–1029.
20 10097 Burtner, B. F. 2011. Symbiosis between long legged wading birds (Ciconiiformes) and alligators (Alligator mississippiensis)? Testing the 'nest protector' hypothesis. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 67pp.
21 1286 Byrd, E. E., and R. J. Reiber. 1942. Strigeid trematodes of the alligator, with remarks on the prostate gland and terminal portions of the genital ducts. Journal of Parasitology 28:51–73.
22 1380 Carr, A. 1994. Alligator country. Pages 104–124 in M. H. Carr, editor. A naturalist in Florida: a celebration of Eden. Yale University Press, New Haven and London,Connecticut, USA.
23 1417 Carr, A. F., Jr. 1967. Alligators, dragons in distress. National Geographic Magazine 131:132–148.
24 1420 Carr, A. F., Jr. 1973. The Everglades. Time-Life Books, New York, New York, USA. 184pp.
25 1442 Carrier, J. C. 1978. Endangered species: the battle for survival. Florida Sportsman 9(5):22–23.
26 1444 Carter, W. H. 1980. Creatures and chronicles from Cross Creek. Atlantic, Tabor City, North Carolina, USA. 296pp.
27 1458 Caulfield, P. 1966. Alligator. Natural History 75(9):52–55.
28 6772 Chopp, M. D. 2003. Everglades alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) production and natural history in interior and canal habitats at Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 89pp.
29 1601 Cooper, S. 1998. Not just another roadside attraction. Reptiles Magazine 6(1):10–12, 14, 16, 18–20, 22–27.
30 1620 Cornwell, G. W., R. L. Downing, A. R. Marshall, and J. N. Layne. 1970. Everglades water and its ecological implications. Report of the Special Study Team on the Florida Everglades. South Florida Water Management District Report DRE-08, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. 42pp.
31 1649 Craighead, F. C., Sr. 1968. The role of the alligator in shaping plant communities and maintaining wildlife in the southern Everglades. Florida Naturalist 41:2–7, 69–74, 94.
32 1648 Craighead, F. C., Sr. 1971. The trees of south Florida. Volume I. The natural environments and their succession. University of Miami Press, Coral Gables, Florida, USA. 212pp.
33 1706 Dalrymple, G. H., and O. L. Bass, Jr. 1996. The diet of the Florida panther in Everglades National Park, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 39:173–193.
34 1729 Davis, J. H. 1943. The natural features of southern Florida especially the vegetation and the Everglades. Florida Geological Survey Bulletin No. 25.
35 7784 Davis, S. M., E. E. Gaiser, W. F. Loftus, and A. E. Huffman. 2005. Southern marl prairies conceptual ecological model. Wetlands 25:821–831.
36 1757 Deitz, D. C., and D. R. Jackson. 1979. Use of American alligator nests by nesting turtles. Journal of Herpetology 13:510–512.
37 1765 Delany, M. F., S. B. Linda, and C. T. Moore. 1999. Diet and condition of American alligators in 4 Florida Lakes. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 53:375–389.
38 1850 Dimock, A. W. 1926. Florida enchantments. Revised edition. Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, New York, USA. 338pp.
39 1853 Dimock, A. W., and J. A. Dimock. 1908. Florida enchantments. The Outing, New York, New York, USA. 318pp.
40 1986 Dodd, C. K., Jr. 1978. Amphibians and reptiles, the declining species. Water Spectrum 10(1):24–32.
41 9489 Dorcas, M. E., and J. D. Willson. 2011. Invasive pythons in the United States: ecology of an introduced predator. University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia, USA. 156pp.
42 2267 Enge, K. M., H. F. Percival, K. G. Rice, M. L. Jennings, G. R. Masson, and A. R. Woodward. 2000. Summer nesting of turtles in alligator nests in Florida. Journal of Herpetology 34:497–503.
43 2323 Evert, J. D. 1998. Prediction and interpretation of the abundance of alligators in lentic environments. Abstract in Proceedings of the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, 46th Annual Meeting of the Herpetologists' League, 14th Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, and the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Herpetologists, 16–22 July 1998, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
44 2353 Fichter, G. S. 1958. Living fossil of the swamp. Nature Magazine 51:13–16, 50.
45 2354 Fichter, G. S. 1958. That "terrible lizard," the alligator. Reader's Digest 72(January):97–100.
46 2425 Fogarty, M. J. 1974. The ecology of the Everglades alligator. Pages 367–373 in P. J. Gleason, editor. Environments of south Florida: present and past. Miami Geological Society Memoirs 2.
47 2430 Fogarty, M. J. 1984. The ecology of the Everglades alligator. Pages 211–218 in P. J. Gleason, editor. Environments of south Florida: present and past II. Miami Geological Society, Coral Gables, Florida, USA.
48 2453 Forrester, D. J., and R. T. Sawyer. 1974. Placobdella multilineata (Hirundinea) from the American alligator in Florida. Journal of Parasitology 60:673.
49 2526 Fritchey, J. E. 1992. Everglades journal. Edited by B. R. Read. Florida Heritage Press, Miami, Florida, USA. 308pp.
50 2559 Gantz, C. O. 1971. A naturalist in southern Florida. University of Miami Press, Coral Gables, Florida, USA. 256pp.
51 10223 Gooden, R. M., T. R. Rainwater, and S. G. Platt. 2013. Crotalus adamanteus (eastern diamondback rattlesnake). Anti-predator behavior. Herpetological Review 44:688–689.
52 2706 Gorden, R. W., T. C. Hazen, G. W. Esch, and C. B. Fliermans. 1979. Isolation of Aeromonas hydrophila from the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 15:219–243.
53 2746 Grenard, S. 1991. Grenard on crocodilians. Reptile & Amphibian Magazine (July–August):10–16.
54 2777 Grow, G. 1997. Florida parks: a guide to camping and nature. Sixth edition. Longleaf, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 288pp.
55 8684 Harvey, R. G., M. L. Brien, M. S. Cherkiss, M. Dorcas, M. Rochford, R. W. Snow, and F. J. Mazzotti. 2008. Burmese pythons in South Florida: scientific support for invasive species management. University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, IFAS Publication Number WEC-242. 8pp.
56 3123 Hoole, W. S., editor. 1974. East Florida in 1834: letters of Dr. John Durkee. Florida Historical Quarterly 52:294–308.
57 3147 Hubbard, C. C. 1876. The Florida alligator; his customs, capture and care. C. C. Hubbard, Middletown, Connecticut, USA. 49pp.
58 8141 Irwin, L., and K. Irwin. 2005. Global threats affecting the status of reptile populations. Pages 9–34 in S. C. Gardner and E. Oberdörster, editors. Toxicology of reptiles. New perspectives: toxicology and the environment. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
59 3277 Jackson, D. R., and D. C. Deitz. 1978. Effects of severe drought on the herpetofauna (and ichthyofauna) of a Florida marsh. Abstract in Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 26th Annual Meeting of The Herpetologists' League, and 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, 31 May–2 June 1978, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
60 7601 Justice, L. A. 2003. Gator vs. python. National Examiner (February 25):4–5.
61 6518 Kahl, M. P. 1964. Food ecology of the wood stork (Mycteria americana) in Florida. Ecological Monographs 34:97–117.
62 3430 Kam, Y.-C. 1994. Effects of simulated flooding on metabolism and water balance of turtle eggs and embryos. Journal of Herpetology 28:173–178.
63 7789 Kearns, E. 2005. Saving the 'smiling' face of Florida. American Forests 111(1):32–35.
64 3478 Khan, R. A., D. J. Forrester, T. M. Goodwin, and C. A. Ross. 1980. A haemogregarine from the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Journal of Parasitology 66:324–328.
65 3551 Kolipinski, M. C., and A. L. Higer. 1966. Ecological research in the Everglades National Park. National Parks Magazine 40(229):14–17.
66 7130 Krown, D. E. 2004. Drymarchon corais couperi, the eastern indigo snake...a natural history. Natural History Booklets Volunteer Project, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 24pp.
67 6985 Krysko, K. 2003. Exotic prey. Crocodile Specialist Group Newsletter 22(1):22.
68 3597 Kushlan, J. A. 1972. An ecological study of an alligator pond in the Big Cypress Swamp of southern Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA. 197pp.
69 3605 Kushlan, J. A. 1990. Freshwater marshes. Pages 324–363 in R. L. Myers and J. J. Ewel, editors. Ecosystems of Florida. University of Central Florida Press, Orlando, Florida, USA.
70 6988 Lee, D. 2002. Urban crocodilians in South Florida. Crocodile Specialist Group Newsletter 21(3):16–17.
71 3755 Leigh, W. H. 1960. The Florida spotted gar as the intermediate host for Odhneriotrema incommodum (Leidy, 1856) from Alligator mississippiensis. Journal of Parasitology (Section 2 Supplement) 46:16.
72 3757 Leigh, W. H. 1978. Studies on Odhneriotrema incommodum (Leidy 1856) (Trematoda: Clinostomidae) from Alligator mississippiensis. Journal of Parasitology 64:831–834.
73 7993 Levin, T. 2003. Liquid land: a journey through the Florida Everglades. University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia, USA. 286pp.
74 3807 Lodge, T. E. 1994. The Everglades handbook: understanding the ecosystem. St. Lucie Press, Delray Beach, Florida, USA. 228pp.
75 10341 Mazzotti, F. J., M. McEachern, M. Rochford, R. N. Reed, J. Ketterlin Eckles, J. Vinci, J. Edwards, and J. Wasilewski. 2015. Tupinambis merianae as nest predators of crocodilians and turtles in Florida, USA. Biological Invasions ?.
76 9314 McBride, R., and C. McBride. 2010. Predation of a large alligator by a Florida panther. Southeastern Naturalist 9:854−856.
77 4016 McCarthy, K. M., compiler. 1998. Alligator tales. Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida, USA. 170pp.
78 4022 McCoid, M. J. 1995. Non-native reptiles and amphibians. Pages 433–437 in E. T. Laroe, G. S. Farris, C. E. Puckett, P. D. Doran, and M. J. Mac, editors. Our living resources. National Biological Survey, Washington, D.C.
79 4423 Moreland, A. F., D. J. Forrester, and M. F. Delany. 1989. Sebekia mississippiensis (Pentastomida) from juvenile American alligators in north central Florida. Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington 56:42–43.
80 7694 Morrison, J. L., and K. E. Pias. 2006. Assessing the vertebrate component of the diet of Florida's crested caracaras (Caracara cheriway). Florida Scientist 69:36–43.
81 4474 Mueller, J. F. 1951. Spargana from the Florida alligator. Journal of Parasitology 37:317–318.
82 4506 Murphy, J. M. 1987. Alligator shooting in Florida (1899). Pages 353–364 in F. Oppel and T. Meisel, editors. Tales of Old Florida. Castle, Secaucus, New Jersey, USA.
83 4629 Neill, W. T. 1971. The last of the ruling reptiles: alligators, crocodiles, and their kin. Columbia University Press, New York, New York, USA. 486pp.
84 4633 Neill, W. T., and E. R. Allen. 1954. Algae on turtles: some additional considerations. Ecology 35:581–584.
85 9487 Nifong, J. C., and M. G. Frick. 2011. First record of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) as a host to the sea turtle barnacle (Chelonibia testudinaria). Southeastern Naturalist 10:557−560.
86 4767 Overstreet, R. M., J. T. Self, and K. A. Vliet. 1985. The pentastomid Sebekia mississippiensis sp. n. in the American alligator and other hosts. Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington 52:266–277.
87 4784 Packard, W. 1910. Florida trails as seen from Jacksonville to Key West and from November to April inclusive by Winthrop Packard ... illustrated from photographs by the author and others. Small, Maynard and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 300pp.
88 4820 Palmer, M. L., and F. J. Mazzotti. 1999. The ecological role of Everglades alligator holes. Page 178 (abstract) in Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 15th Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, 47th Annual Meeting of the Herpetologists' League, and the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, 24–30 June 1999, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, USA.
89 4894 Peters, L. 1982. Methyl mercury and PCB in the alligator: public health implications, environmental monitoring and pathological effects. Pages 12–13 in P. Cardeilhac, T. Lane, and R. Larsen, editors. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Alligator Production Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
90 4895 Peters, L. J. 1983. Mercury accumulation in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 57pp.
91 5049 Rabkin, R., and J. Rabkin. 1978. Nature guide to Florida. Banyan Books, South Miami, Florida, USA. 80pp.
92 5062 Raynor, A. C., H. G. Bingham, H. H. Caffee, and P. Dell. 1983. Alligator bites and related infections. Journal of the Florida Medical Association 70:107–110.
93 7697 Roberts, L. 2006. Alligator vs. python. Florida Wildlife 59(1):47–49.
94 8902 Rochford, M., M. Brien, M. Cherkiss, S. Snow, K. Rice, M. Dorcas, L. Wilkins, and F. Mazzotti. 2008. Diet of Burmese pythons in South Florida. Abstract in Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 23–28 July 2008, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
95 8004 Secor, S., R. W. Snow, and S. E. White. 2006. Alien vs. predator, energetics of the Everglades pythons. Abstract in Joint Meeting of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, 86th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 64th Annual Meeting of the Herpetologists' League, and the 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles; 12–17 July 2006, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
96 5451 Shotts, E. B., Jr., J. L. Gaines, Jr., L. Martin, and A. K. Prestwood. 1972. Aeromonas-induced deaths among fish and reptiles in an eutrophic inland lake. Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association 161:603–607.
97 5453 Shupe, S. 1980. Living dangerously: an observation of nature's strange bedfellows. Florida Naturalist 53(2):8–9.
98 5534 South Florida Water Management District. 1991. Draft surface water improvement and management plan for the Everglades. Supporting information document. The District, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. 465pp.
99 5547 Spillan, T. 1983. Gator bite. Florida Wildlife 37(2):41–42.
100 5574 Steel, R. 1989. Crocodiles. Christopher Helm, London, United Kingdom. 198pp.
101 9179 Stevenson, D. J., M. R. Bolt, D. J. Smith, K. M. Enge, N. L. Hyslop, T. M. Norton, and K. J. Dyer. 2010. Prey records for the eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi). Southeastern Naturalist 9:1–18.
102 6421 Sunquist, F., M. Sunquist, and L. Beletsky. 2002. Florida: the ecotravellers' wildlife guide. Academic Press, New York, New York, USA. 532pp.
103 6493 Tansey, M. R. 1973. Isolation of thermophilic fungi from alligator nesting materials. Mycologia 65:594–601.
104 5743 Teale, E. W. 1945. The lost woods: adventures of a naturalist. Dodd, Meade and Company, New York, New York, USA. 326pp.
105 9268 Tennesen, M. 2010. Python boom. Scientific American 302(2):16–18.
106 5858 Toops, C. 1998. The Florida Everglades. Voyageur Press, Stillwater, Minnesota, USA. 112pp.
107 5859 Toops, C. M. 1979. The alligator: monarch of the Everglades. Everglades Natural History Association, Homestead, Florida, USA. 63pp.
108 6425 Trexler, J. C., W. F. Loftus, F. Jordan, J. H. Chick, K. L. Kandl, T. C. McElroy, and O. L. Bass, Jr. 2002. Ecological scale and its implications for freshwater fishes in the Everglades. Pages 153–181 in J. W. Porter and K. G. Porter, editors. The Everglades, Florida Bay, and coral reefs of the Florida Keys: an ecosystem sourcebook. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
109 5942 Usina, F. C., and W. I. Dyrsdale. 1949. Alligator!: a review of the life and habits of the American alligator with added chapters on crocodiles, Galapagos tortoises, African ostriches and alligators in motion pictures. St. Augustine Alligator Farm, St. Augustine, Florida, USA. 32pp.
110 5947 van Heeckeren, A. M., E. J. Skoch, and P. T. Cardeilhac. 1988. Heavy metal levels in alligator embryos from six lakes in Florida. Pages 117–122 in Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference and Workshop of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine.
111 5988 Voris, S. M. 1998. Alligator mississippiensis (American alligator) and Gopherus polyphemus (gopher tortoise). Commensalism. Herpetological Review 29:166.
112 6004 Walker, S. L., and M. P. Majorin. 1992. Everglades: wondrous river of life. Camelback Design Group and Elan, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. 64pp.
113 6111 White, T. E. 1942. A new alligator from the Miocene of Florida. Copeia 1942:3–7.
114 6155 Williams, T. 1993. Why alligators? Gatortales, The Florida Alligator Trapping Association Newsletter 1(2):5.

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