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1 8149 Ackerman, L. 1997. The biology, husbandry and health care of reptiles. Volume 3. The health care of reptiles. T.F.H., Neptune City, New Jersey, USA. 446pp.
2 10465 Alvarez-Ponce, D., C. L. Weitzman, R. L., Tillett, F. C. Sandmeier, and C. R. Tracy. 2018. High quality draft genome sequences of Mycoplasma agassizii strains PS6 T and 723 isolated from Gopherus tortoises with upper respiratory tract disease. Standards in Genomic Sciences 13:12.
3 455 Anonymous. 1993. Disease leaves Florida tortoises at risk. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Resource Management, Resource Management Notes 5(1):7.
4 459 Anonymous. 1993. Habitat loss puts gopher tortoises at risk. League of Florida Herpetological Societies Newsletter (May):29.
5 460 Anonymous. 1993. Health problems facing Florida gopher tortoise raise questions about relocation policies. Wildlife Rehabilitation Today 4(3):23–24.
6 493 Anonymous. 1994. Gopher tortoise project to be model for relocation programs. Wildlife Rehabilitation Today 5(3):48–50.
7 551 Anonymous. 2001. Florida implements new upper respiratory tract disease (URTD) testing policy for off-site tortoise relocation projects. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 21(1):6.
8 561 Anonymous. 2001. World experts attend International Conference on Relocation of Turtles and Tortoises—Animals in Crisis held in Orlando, Florida. Herp Herald, Newsletter of the Gainesville Herpetological Society 18(1):7, 10–11.
9 624 Ashton Biodiversity Research & Preservation Institute, Inc. 2000. Gopher tortoises and their ticks do not have or spread heartwater disease. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 20(2):9.
10 602 Ashton, R. 2001. World experts attend international conference “Relocation of Turtles and Tortoises—Animals in Crisis.” Chelonian Research Foundation, Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter No. 3:19–-20.
11 9045 Ashton, R. E., and P. S. Ashton. 2008. The natural history and management of the gopher tortoise Gopherus polyphemus (Daudin). Krieger, Malabar, Florida, USA. 275pp.
12 7294 Ashton, R. E., Jr. 2005. Planning gopher tortoise conservation into the future. Pages 111–119 in W. E. Meshaka, Jr., and K. J. Babbitt, editors. Amphibians and reptiles: status and conservation in Florida. Krieger, Malabar, Florida, USA.
13 906 Beltz, E. 1994. Herp news from around the world: gopher tortoises dying. Vivarium 6(2):8.
14 958 Berish, J. 1994. GTC state report, 1993 Florida. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of The Gopher Tortoise Council 14(1):4.
15 6545 Berish, J. 2002–2003. State reports: Florida. The Tortoise Burrow, Newsletter of the Gopher Tortoise Council 22(4):2–3.
16 6943 Berish, J. 2004. State reports: Florida. The Tortoise Burrow, Newsletter of the Gopher Tortoise Counci 23(3):3.
17 8077 Berish, J. 2006. 2005 Florida state report. The Tortoise Burrow, Newsletter of the Gopher Tortoise Society 26(1):8–9.
18 962 Berish, J. E. 1992. State reports: Florida. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 12(1):7–8.
19 963 Berish, J. E. 1993. Florida report. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of The Gopher Tortoise Council 13(1):6–7.
20 966 Berish, J. E. 1994. Management plan for the gopher tortoise in Florida. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Statewide Wildlife Research Final Performance Report Study No. 7539, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 44pp.
21 967 Berish, J. E. 1995. GTC state report 1994 Florida. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 15(1):3.
22 970 Berish, J. E. 1996. GTC state report—1995 Florida. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 16(1):5–6.
23 971 Berish, J. E. 1997. Distribution and prevalence of upper respiratory tract disease in gopher tortoises. Final Report, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 25pp.
24 972 Berish, J. E. 1997. GTC state report 1996 Florida. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 17(1):9.
25 973 Berish, J. E. 1998. 1998 state reports: Florida. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 18(4):4–5.
26 974 Berish, J. E. 1998. State reports: Florida. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 18(1):5–6.
27 975 Berish, J. E. 2000–2001. State reports: Florida. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 20(3):7.
28 976 Berish, J. E. 2001. Management considerations for the gopher tortoise in Florida. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Final Report, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 44pp.
29 999 Beyer, S. M. 1993. Habitat relations of juvenile gopher tortoises and a preliminary report of upper respiratory tract disease (URTD) in gopher tortoises. M.S. Thesis, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA. 95pp.
30 9360 Biological Research Associates. 2003. Mine-wide gopher tortoise and burrow commensal management plan for IMC Phosphates Company, Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk, and Hardee counties, Florida.
31 6547 Blihovde, B. 2002–2003. Tortoise die-off at Rock Springs Run State Preserve. The Tortoise Burrow, Newsletter of the Gopher Tortoise Council 22(4):7.
32 6869 Blihovde, B. 2003. Documentation of a large-scale gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) mortality event in central Florida. Page 32 (abstract) in Gopher Tortoise Council 25th Anniversary Meeting, 3–5 October 2003, Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka, Florida, USA.
33 10217 Blihovde, W. B. 2004. Health status of gopher tortoise populations within the Wekiva River Basin, Florida. Pages 21−22 (abstract) in 26th Annual Meeting of the Gopher Tortoise Council, 15−17 October 2004, Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA.
34 6723 Brown, D. R., I. M. Schumacher, G. S. McLaughlin, L. D. Wendland, M. B. Brown, P. A. Klein, and E. R. Jacobson. 2002. Application of diagnostic tests for mycoplasmal infections of desert and gopher tortoises, with management considerations. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4:497–507.
35 6870 Brown, D. R., I. M. Schumacher, G. S. McLaughlin, L. D. Wendland, M. B. Brown, P. A. Klein, and E. R. Jacobson. 2003. Tortoise mycoplasmas and URTD. Pages 17–21 in Gopher Tortoise Council 25th Anniversary Meeting, 3–5 October 2003, Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka, Florida, USA.
36 6810 Brown, M. B., D. R. Brown, P. A. Klein, G. S. McLaughlin, I. M. Schumacher, E. R. Jacobson, and J. G. Tully. 2001. Mycoplasma agassizii sp. nov., isolated from the upper respiratory tract of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). International Journal of Systematics and Evolutionary Microbiology 51:413–418.
37 6809 Brown, M. B., G. S. McLaughlin, P. A. Klein, B. C. Crenshaw, I. M. Schumacher, D. R. Brown, and E. R. Jacobson. 1999. Upper Respiratory Tract Disease in the gopher tortoise is caused by Mycoplasma agassizii. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 37:2262–2269.
38 7091 Brown, M. B., P. A. Klein, M. Oli, E. McCoy, H. Mushinsky, L. Wendland, D. Brown, and J. Berish. 2003. NSF project on "URTD and the environmentally-threatened gopher tortoise." Abstract in 28th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, 21–23 February 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
39 8362 Brown, M., L. Wendland, C. Perez-Heydrich, L. White, P. Klein, and J. Berish. 2007. Spatial and temporal mortality events in gopher tortoise populations with acute and chronic upper respiratory tract disease. Pages 8–9 (abstract) in 32nd Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, 23–26 February 2007, Sam's Town Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
40 7520 Brown, M., L. Wendland, C. Perez-Heydrich, P. Klein, M. Allen, J. Berish, and M. Oli. 2005. URDT and the environmentally-threatened gopher tortoise: statewide population surveys and acute URTD disease outbreak. Pages 6–7 (abstract) in 30th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, 18–20 February 2004, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
41 7090 Brown, M., L. Wendland, P. Klein, and J. Berish. 2004. Anthropogenic impacts on mycoplasmosis in a Florida gopher tortoise population and increased morbidity and mortality events. Abstract in 29th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, 20–23 February 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
42 1281 Butterfield, B. P., W. E. Meshaka, Jr., and C. Guyer. 1997. Nonindigenous amphibians and reptiles. Pages 123–138 in D. Simberloff, D. C. Schmitz, and T. C. Brown, editors. Strangers in paradise. Impact and management of nonindigenous species in Florida. Island Press, Covelo, California, USA.
43 9207 Charles-Smith, L. E., G. A. Lewbart, M. J. Aresco, and P. Cowen. 2009. Detection of salmonella in gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) during two relocation efforts in Florida. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 8:213–216.
44 10826 Cozad, R. A., T. M. Norton, M. J. Aresco, T. D. Tuberville, and S. M. Hernandez. 2019. Health and density effects on overwintering behavior of translocated gopher tortoises in Northwest Florida. Abstract in SE PARC 2019 Oral Presentation Abstracts, 14–17 February 2019, Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA.
45 1834 Diemer Berish, J. 1999. Effects of upper respiratory tract disease on gopher tortoise populations. Abstract in G. L. Heinrich and P. A. Meylan, coordinators. A Second Symposium on the Status and Conservation of Florida Turtles and the 1999 Annual Meeting of the Gopher Tortoise Council, 8–11 October 1999, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
46 1835 Diemer Berish, J. 2000. Effects of upper respiratory tract disease on gopher tortoise populations. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 20(1):2 (abstract).
47 7099 Diemer Berish, J. E. 1998. Survey of upper respiratory tract disease in gopher tortoises in Florida. Abstract in 23rd Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, 3–5 April 1998, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
48 7097 Diemer Berish, J. E. 2000. Effects of upper respiratory tract disease on gopher tortoise populations. Abstract in 25th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, 21–24 April 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
49 1840 Diemer Berish, J. E., L. D. Wendland, and C. A. Gates. 2000. Distribution and prevalence of upper respiratory tract disease in gopher tortoises in Florida. Journal of Herpetology 34:5–12.
50 9273 Diemer Berish, J. E., L. D. Wendland, R. A. Kiltie, E. P. Garrison, and C. A. Gates. 2010. Effects of mycoplasmal upper respiratory tract disease on morbidity and mortality of gopher tortoises. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46:695–705.
51 1812 Diemer, J. 1990. State reports: Florida. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of The Gopher Tortoise Council 11(1):4.
52 1831 Diemer, J. E. 2000. Annual state reports: Florida. Tortoise Burrow, Newsletter of the Gopher Tortoise Council 19(4):4.
53 2045 Dodd, C. K., Jr., and R. A. Seigel. 1991. Relocation, repatriation, and translocation of amphibians and reptiles: are they conservation strategies that work? Herpetologica 47:336–350.
54 2046 Dodd, K. 1990. Nothing to sneeze at. Florida Department of Natural Resources, Office of Land Use Planning and Biological Services, Resource Management Notes 2(1):5.
55 2066 Doonan, T. J., and D. M. Epperson. 2001. Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) populations on Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Florida: structure, prevalence of upper respiratory tract disease, and activity patterns. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Final Performance Report, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 50pp.
56 10461 Dziadzio, M. C., E. R. Sievers, and D. Burr. 2018. Investigation of a large-scale gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) mortality event on a public conservation land in Florida. Journal of Wildlife Diseases ?.
57 10459 Elbers, J. P.,M. B. Brown, and S. S. Taylor. 2018. Identifying genome-wide immune gene variation underlying infectious disease in wildlife populations–a next generation sequencing approach in the gopher tortoise. BMC Genomics 19:64.
58 7765 Enge, K. M., J. E. Berish, R. Bolt, A. Dziergowski, and H. R. Mushinsky. 2006. Biological status report–gopher tortoise. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 60pp.
59 2276 Epperson, D. M. 1997. Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) populations: activity patterns, upper respiratory tract disease, and management on a military reservation in northeastern Florida. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 62pp.
60 7930 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 2003. Florida endangered and threatened species management and conservation plan – FY 2002–2003 progress report. Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 37pp.
61 9112 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 2007. FY 2006–2007 progress report on activities of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission – endangered and threatened species management and conservation plan. Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 90pp.
62 6449 Gates, C. A., M. J. Allen, J. E. Diemer Berish, D. M. Stillwaugh, Jr., and S. R. Shattler. 2002. Characterization of a gopher tortoise mortality event in west-central Florida. Florida Scientist 65:185–197.
63 8299 Gordon, D. R., J. L. Slapcinsky, and S. M. Grill. 2005. Annual research report 2005: a compilation of research conducted or supported by The Nature Conservancy in Florida. The Nature Conservancy, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 114pp.
64 2809 Guyot, C. 1999. Quelques aspects d'écolgie et de conservation chez la tortue de Gopher, Gopherus polyphemus. Manouria 2(5):17–32.
65 2922 Hawkins, R. 1993. Florida gopher tortoise relocation update. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of The Gopher Tortoise Council 13(2):3–4.
66 2923 Hawkins, R. 1993. Gopher tortoise restocking—research needs. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of The Gopher Tortoise Council 13(3):8–9.
67 3090 Hollamby, S., D. Murphy, and C. A. Schiller. 2000. An epizootic of amoebiasis in a mixed species collection of juvenile tortoises. Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery 10:9–15.
68 3218 Iverson, J. B. 1998. Molecules, morphology, and mud turtle phylogenetics (Family Kinosternidae). Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:113–117.
69 6484 Jackson, C. 2002. Reptile news and trivia: UF turtle program gets grant. Reptiles Magazine 10(12):10.
70 3305 Jacobson, E. R. 1993. Diseases in wild populations of turtles and tortoises: the chelonian charisma vs. coincidence conundrum. Page 34 (abstract) in Conservation, Restoration, and Management of Tortoises and Turtles: an International Conference, 11–16 July 1993, State University of New York, Purchase, New York, USA.
71 3306 Jacobson, E. R. 1993. Implications of infectious diseases for captive propagation and introduction programs of threatened endangered reptiles. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 24:245–255.
72 3307 Jacobson, E. R. 1994. Causes of mortality and diseases in tortoises—a review. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 25:2–17.
73 3308 Jacobson, E. R. 1994. Diseases in wild populations of turtles and tortoises in Florida. Abstract in a symposium on the status and conservation of Florida turtles, 2–3 April 1994, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.
74 7098 Jacobson, E. R. 2000. Causes of mortality and diseases in tortoises: a review. Abstract in 25th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, 21–24 April 2000, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
75 8402 Johnson, A. J. 2006. Iridovirus infections of captive and free-ranging chelonians in the United States. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 162pp.
76 7088 Johnson, A. J., and E. R. Jacobson. 2004. Iridovirus infections of turtles and tortoises. Abstract in 29th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, 20–23 February 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
77 9246 Johnson, A. J., L. Wendland, T. M. Norton, B. Belzer, and E. R. Jacobson. 2010. Development and use of an indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of iridovirus exposure in gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) and eastern box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina). Veterinary Microbiology 142:160–167.
78 7885 Karlin, M. L. 2005. Effects of upper respiratory tract disease on the demographics of a gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) population in South Florida. M.S. Thesis, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. 56pp.
79 8646 Karlin, M. L. 2008. Distribution of Mycoplasma agassizii in a gopher tortoise population in South Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 7:145–158.
80 7925 Knipling, E. F., and H. T. Rainwater. 1937. Species and incidence of dipterous larvae in wound myiasis. Journal of Parasitology 23:451–455.
81 8707 Marcum, M., and J. A. Butler. 2007. Survey of gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) population in Florida’s Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park for exposure and presence of URTD. Page 32 (abstract) in 29th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 11–14 October 2007, Milton, Florida, USA.
82 8962 McCoy, E. D. 2008. A data aggregation problem in studies of upper respiratory tract disease of the gopher tortoise. Herpetological Review 39:419–422.
83 6817 McCoy, E. D., and H. Mushinsky. 2003. Management strategies for the gopher tortoise in the face of exotic and endemic pathogens. Abstract in Joint Meeting of the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Elasmobranch Society, 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 51st Annual Meeting of the Herpetologists' League, and the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles; 26 June–1 July 2003, The Tropical Hotel Conference Center, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
84 7329 McCoy, E. D., H. R. Mushinsky, and J. K. Lindzey. 2005. Population consequences of upper respiratory tract disease on gopher tortoises. Final Report, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. 44pp.
85 8609 McCoy, E. D., H. R. Mushinsky, and J. K. Lindzey. 2007. Conservation strategies and emergent diseases: the case of upper respiratory tract disease in the gopher tortoise. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 6:170–176.
86 4076 McLaughlin, G. 1995. Upper respiratory tract disease and the role of social interactions of gopher tortoises. Tortoise Burrow, Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 15(1):12.
87 4078 McLaughlin, G. S. 1997. Upper respiratory tract disease in gopher tortoises, Gopherus polyphemus: pathology, immune responses, transmission, and implications for conservation and management. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 110pp.
88 4079 McLaughlin, G. S., E. R. Jacobson, D. R. Brown, C. E. McKenna, I. M. Schumacher, H. P. Adam, M. B. Brown, and P. A. Klein. 2000. Pathology of upper respiratory tract disease of gopher tortoises in Florida. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 36:272–283.
89 10072 Mendoza, T. A. 2008. Occurrence and demographics of upper respiratory tract disease in the Abacoa Greenway gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus). B.A. Thesis, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. 24pp.
90 9084 Moore, J. A., M. L. Karlin, A. Thomasson, T. A. Mendoza, and C. Streveler. 2009. URTD in a South Florida gopher tortoise population. Abstract in 31st Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 2–3 October 2009, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
91 8010 Mushinsky, H. R., E. D. McCoy, and J. K. Lindzey. 2006. Habitat quality, disease, and the gopher tortoise. 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.
92 4785 Page, C. D., M. Mautino, J. Derendorf, and W. Mechlinski. 1991. Multiple-dose pharmacokinetics of ketoconazole administered orally to gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 22:191–198.
93 7092 Pappas, S. 2004. Mycoplasma lady: Professor Mary Brown interviewed by Stephanie Pappas. Part 1. California Turtle and Tortoise Club, The Tortuga Gazette 39(5):4–6.
94 9596 Perez-Heydrich, C. 2010. Ecological investigations of mycoplasmal upper respiratory tract disease in natural populations of threatened gopher tortoises: insights from population ecology, mathematical epidemiology, and behavioral ecology. M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
95 9336 Perez-Heydrich, C., K. Jackson, L. Wendland, and M. Brown. 2005. Fluorescent dye tracking as an epidemiological tool to understand disease transmission in a population of gopher tortoises (Gopherus poylphemus). Page 17 (abstract) in 27th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 7−9 October 2005, Palatka, Florida, USA.
96 7521 Perez-Heydrich, C., K. Jackson, L. Wendland, and M. Brown. 2005. Fluorescent dye tracking as an epidemiological tool used to understand disease transmission in a population of gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Pages 35–36 (abstract) in 30th Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, 18–20 February 2004, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
97 4903 Petter, A. J., and J. F. Douglass. 1976. Etude des populations d'oxyures du colon des Gopherus (Testudinidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Natural History of Paris (Zoology) No. 271:731–768.
98 6866 Pike, D. A., R. A. Seigel, and R. B. Smith. 2003. Long-term changes in the demography of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Page 30 (abstract) in Gopher Tortoise Council 25th Anniversary Meeting, 3–5 October 2003, Wekiwa Springs State Park, Apopka, Florida, USA.
99 5036 Pye, G. W., E. R. Jacobson, S. M. Newell, T. Scase, D. J. Heard, and P. M. Dennis. 1999. Serratia marcescens infection in a gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus, and use of magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosing systemic disease. Bulletin of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians 9(4):8–11.
100 6699 Rabatsky, A., and B. Blihovde. 2002. Gopher tortoise die-off at Rock Springs Run State Preserve, Lake County, Florida. Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter No. 6:27–28.
101 6696 Ranson, B. 2002. Newsnotes: search for the cause of gopher tortoise die-off. Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter No. 5:26.
102 5085 Regan, M. B. 1993. Tortoises symbolize trade-offs: Disney deal balances growth, environment. League of Florida Herpetological Societies Newsletter (March):27–28.
103 5142 Ritchie, B. 1993. Developers may have to test tortoises. Reprinted in League of Florida Herpetological Societies Newsletter (November):29.
104 5369 Schumacher, I. M., and E. R. Jacobson. 1994. Diseases of North American tortoises (Gopherus spp.). Pages 80–84 in G. Aguirrie, E. D. McCoy, and H. R. Mushinsky, organizers. North American Tortoise Conference, 8–12 October 1994, Durango, Mexico.
105 5419 Seigel, R. A., and C. K. Dodd, Jr. 2000. Manipulation of turtle populations for conservation: halfway technologies or viable options? Pages 218–238 in M. W. Klemens, editor. Turtle conservation. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
106 6716 Seigel, R. A., R. B. Smith, and N. A. Seigel. 2003. Swine flu or 1918 pandemic? Upper Respiratory Tract Disease and the sudden mortality of gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) on a protected habitat in Florida. Journal of Herpetology 37:137–144.
107 3675 Seigel, R. A., R. B. Smith, J. Demuth, L. M. Ehrhart, and F. F. Snelson, Jr. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida: a long-term assessment of a large protected habitat (1975–2000). Florida Scientist 65:1–12.
108 5500 Smith, L. L. 1995. Nesting ecology, female home range and activity, and population size-class structure of the gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus, in the Katharine Ordway Preserve, Putnam County, Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 37, Part I(4):97–126.
109 5510 Smith, R. B. 1999. Gopher tortoises. League of Florida Herpetological Societies Newsletter (February):12–15.
110 10215 Smith, R. B., B. A. Homa, and J. A. Provancha. 2004. Radio telemetry monitoring of translocated vs. resident gopher tortoises on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Page 13 (abstract) in 26th Annual Meeting of the Gopher Tortoise Council, 15−17 October 2004, Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA.
111 5514 Smith, R. B., R. A. Seigel, and K. R. Smith. 1997. Occurrence of upper respiratory disease in gopher tortoise populations in Florida and Mississippi. Page 273 (abstract) in Proceedings of the 77th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 26 June–2 July 1997, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
112 5515 Smith, R. B., R. A. Seigel, and K. R. Smith. 1998. Occurrence of upper respiratory tract disease in gopher tortoise populations in Florida and Mississippi. Journal of Herpetology 32:426–430.
113 10069 Streveler, C. L. 2010. Tracking upper respiratory tract disease in an Abacoa Greenway gopher tortoise population. B.A.Thesis, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA. 17pp.
114 8844 Thomasson, A. 2007. Demographics of gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) affected with upper respiratory tract disease in a South Florida community. B.A. Honors Thesis, Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University Jupiter, Florida, USA. 18pp.
115 8710 Thomasson, A., M. Strattan, M. Karlin, and J. Moore. 2007. A look at both URTD and gopher tortoise fecundity in a population from Palm Beach County, Florida. Page 46 (abstract) in 29th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 11–14 October 2007, Milton, Florida, USA.
116 5821 Timmerman, W. 1993. Gopher tortoise disease leaflets. Florida Department of Natural Resources, Office of Resource Management, Resource Management Notes 5(2):4–5.
117 8651 Wendland, L. D. 2007. Epidemiology of mycoplasmal upper respiratory tract disease in tortoises. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. 178pp.
118 9253 Wendland, L. D., J. Wooding, C. L. White, D. Demcovitz, R. Littell, J. Diemer Berish, A. Ozugul, M. K. Oli, P. A. Klein, M. C. Christman, and M. B. Brown. 2010. Social behavior drives the dynamics of respiratory disease in threatened tortoises. Ecology 91:1257–1262.
119 9928 Wendland, L. D., P. A. Klein, E. R. Jacobson, and M. B. Brown. 2010. Mycoplasma agassizii strain variation and distinct host antibody responses explain differences between enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays and Western blot assays. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology 17:1739–1745.
120 7825 Wendland, L., C. Perez-Heydrich, L. White, P. Klein, J. Berish, and M. Brown. 2006. URTD, sex, and superspreaders: lessons from the Florida gopher tortoise. Pages 36–37 (abstract) in 31st Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, 17–20 February 2006, The Hotel Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
121 10213 Wendland, L., P. Klein, J. Berish, M. Oli, L. White, C. Perez-Heydrich, and M. Brown. 2005. Epidemiology of mycoplasmal URTD in select populations of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) in Florida. Page 19 (abstract) in 27th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 7−9 October 2005, Palatka, Florida, USA.
122 6098 Westhouse, R. A., E. R. Jacobson, R. K. Harris, K. R. Winter, and B. L. Homer. 1996. Respiratory and pharyngo-esophageal iridovirus infection in a gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 32:682–686.
123 10214 White, C. L., L. D. Wendland, and M. B. Brown. 2005. Establishment of a body condition index for the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Page 20 (abstract) in 27th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 7−9 October 2005, Palatka, Florida, USA.
124 10473 Whitfield, S. M., F. N. Ridgley, D. Valle, and N. Atteberry. 2018. Seroprevalence of Mycoplasma agassizii and Mycoplasma testudineum in wild and waif gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA. Herpetological Review 49:47−49.
125 9531 Woodward, A. 2009. Notes from the field: reptile and amphibian research. FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Field Notes No. 49:4.
126 6877 Zipser, J. C., and K. G. Ashton. 2003. Do gopher tortoises at Archbold Biological Station, a long-protected area in Florida, have upper respiratory tract disease? Florida Scientist 66:294–299.

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