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October 4, 2010

Blaustein, A.R., and P.T.J. Johnson.  2003.  The complexity of deformed amphibians.  Frontiers in Ecology 1(2):87-94.

Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development. 2006.  Georgia coast 2030: population projections for the 10-county coastal region.  Georgia Institute of Technology. 103 pgs.

Christman, S.P. and R. Franz.  1973.  Feeding habits of the striped newt, Notophthalmus perstriatus.  Journal of Herpetology 7(2):133-135.

Christman, S. P. and D. B. Means.  1992.  Rare striped newt, Notophthalmus perstriatus.  Pgs. 62-65 in: P. E. Moler (ed.). Rare and endangered biota of Florida.  Vol. III.  Amphibians and Reptiles.  University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Cook, J.  2008.  Telephone interview between Linda LaClarie, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Josh Cook, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, regarding “perkinsus-like” disease found in captive striped newt.  May 22, 2008. 

Daszak, P., D.E. Scott, A.M. Kilpatrick, C. Faggioni, J.W. Gibbons, and D. Porter.  2005.  Amphibian population decline at Savannah River site are linked to climate, not Chytridiomycosis.  Ecology 86(12):3232-3237.

Dodd, C.K., Jr.   1992.  Biological diversity of a temporary pond herpetofauna in north Florida sandhills.  Biodiversity and Conservation 1:125-142.

Dodd, C.K., Jr.  1993.  Cost of living in an unpredictable environment: the ecology of striped newts, Notophthalmus perstriatus, during a prolonged drought.  Copeia 3:605-614. 

Dodd, C.K., Jr., 1995a.  The rare newt of Trail Ridge.  Reptile and Amphibian Magazine, July/August Issue.  Pp. 36-45.

Dodd, C.K., Jr.  1995b.   Reptiles and amphibian in the endangered longleaf pine ecosystems.  Pgs. 129-131 in E.T. LaRoe, G.S. Farris, C.E. Puckett, P.D. Doran, and M.J. Mac (eds.).  Our living resources: A report to the nation on the distribution, abundance, and health of U.S. plants, animals, and ecosystems. U.S. Department of Interior- National Biological Service, Washington, DC.

Dodd, C. K., Jr. 1996. Use of terrestrial habitats by amphibians in the sandhill uplands of north central Florida. Alytes 14(1): 42-52.

Dodd, C.K., Jr. and B.S. Cade.  1998.  Movement patterns and the conservation of amphibian breeding in small, temporary wetlands.  Conservation Biology 12(2):331-339. 

Dodd, C.K., Jr. and B.G. Charest.  1988.  The Herpetofaunal community of temporary ponds in north Florida sandhills: Species composition, temporal use, and management implications.  Pgs. 87-97 in.  R.C. Szaro, K.E. Severson, and D.R. Patton (eds.).  Management of Amphibians, Reptiles, and Small Mammals in North America.  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, General Technical Report RM-166. 

Dodd, C. K., Jr. and S.A. Johnson.  2007.  Breeding ponds colonized by striped newts after 10 or more years.  Herpetological Review 38:150-152.

Dodd, C. K., Jr. and L. V. LaClaire.  1995.  Biogeography and status of the striped newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus) in Georgia.  Herpetological Natural History 3:37-46.

Dodd, C.K., Jr., W. Barichivich, S. Johnson, and J. Staiger.  2007.  Changes in a northwestern Florida gulf coast herpetofaunal community over a 28-year period.  The American Midland Naturalist 158:29-48.

Dodd, C. K., Jr., S. A. Johnson, D. B. Means.  2005.  Notophthalmus perstriatus.  Pgs. 887-889 in: M. Lannoo (ed). Amphibian declines: the conservation status of United States species.  University of California Press, Berkeley, California.

Endries, M., B. Stys, G. Mohr, G. Kratimenos, S. Langley, K. Root, and R. Kautz.  2009.  Wildlife Habitat Conservation Needs in Florida.  Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Technical Report TR-15. 191 pgs.

Enge, K.M.  2010.  Letter from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service providing information on the 90-day finding to list the striped newt.  May 24, 2010.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  2007.  http://dep/  Accessed February 22, 2010.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  2008.  Wildlife 2060: what’s at stake for Florida.  Tallahassee, Florida.

Franz, R. and L. L. Smith.  1999.  Distribution and status of the striped newt and Florida gopher frog in peninsular Florida.  Final Report of Project NG90-035 submitted to the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Nongame Wildlife Program.  46 pgs.

Frost, C.  2006.  History and future of the longleaf pine ecosystems.  Pgs. 9-39 in S. Jose, E. Jokela, and D. Miller (eds.).  The longleaf pine ecosystem: ecology, management, and restoration. Springer Science and Business Media, New York, New York.    

Gibbs, J.P. 1993.  Importance of small wetlands for the persistence of local populations of local populations of wetland-associated animals.  Wetlands 13(1):25-31.

Gilkey, D. E. 2008.  A case for inland population settlement in Florida.  Unpublished report Gilkey Organization, LLC.  On file, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jacksonville, Florida.

Gray, M.J., D. Miller, and J. Hoverman.  2009a.   Ecology and pathology of amphibian ranaviruses.  Disease of Aquatic Organisms 87:243-266.

Gray, M.J., J. Hoverman, and D. Miller.  2009b.   Amphibian ranaviruses in the Southeastern U.S.   Southeastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Disease, Pathogens and Parasites Task Team.  Information Sheet #1. 

Green, D.M., K. Converse, and A. Schrader.  2002.  Epizootiology of sixty-four amphibian morbidity and mortality events in the U.S.A, 1996-2001.  Annals New York Academy of Sciences 969:323-339.

Green D. M.  2003.  The ecology of extinction:  population fluctuation and decline in amphibians.  Biological Conservation 111:331-343.

Gregory, C.J., R.R. Carthy, and L.G. Pearlstine.  2006.  Survey and monitoring of species at risk at Camp Blanding Training Site, northeastern Florida.  Naturalist 5(3):473-498.

Hart R. and J.R. Newman.  1995.  The importance of isolated wetlands to fish and wildlife in Florida.  Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, Nongame Wildlife Program Project Report.  145 pgs.

Howell, W. B. Malloy and G. Brock.  2003.  Land management review team findings: 1997-2003.  Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Tallahassee, Florida.

Jensen, J.  2010.   Email received from John Jensen, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia, to Annie Dziergowski, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jacksonville, Florida, regarding the current status of striped newts in Georgia.  September 14, 2010. 

Johnson, S.A.  2001.  Life history, ecology, and conservation genetics of the striped newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus) [PhD Dissertation].  University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.  168 pgs.

Johnson, S. A.  2002.  Life history of the striped newt at a north-central Florida breeding pond.  Southeastern Naturalist 1(4):381-402.

Johnson, S. A.  2003.  Orientation and migration distances of a pond-breeding salamander (Salamandridae, Notophthalmus perstriatus).  Alytes 21:3-22.

Johnson, S. A.  2005.  Conservation and life history of the striped newt: the importance of habitat connectivity. Pgs. 91-98 in: W. E. Meshaka, Jr. and K. J. Babbitt (eds.). Amphibians and reptiles: status and conservation in Florida. Krieger, Malabar, Florida.

Johnson, S. A., and R. D. Owen.  2005.  Status of historical striped newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus) locations in peninsular Florida and some “new” locations. Unpublished report submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, Mississippi.  67 pp.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  2007.  Climate change 2007: a synthesis report, summary for policymakers.

LaClaire, L.V.  1995.  Vegetation of selected upland temporary ponds in north and north-central Florida.  Bulletin Florida Museum of Natural History 38(1):69-96.

LaClaire, L.V. and R. Franz.  1990.  Importance of isolated wetlands in upland landscapes.  Pgs. 9-15 in M. Kelly (ed.).  Proceedings 2nd Annual Meeting, Florida Lake Management Society. Winter Haven, Florida. 

LaClarie, L.V., R. Smith, S. Smith, and J. Palis.  1995.  Geographic distribution: Notophthalmus perstriatus (striped newt).  Herpetological Review 26(2):103-104.

Marsh, D.M. and P.C. Trenham.  2001.  Metapopulation dynamics and amphibian conservation.  Conservation Biology 15:40-49.

May, S., K. Medley, S. Johnson, and E. Hoffman.  2010.  Combining genetic structure and ecological niche modeling to establish units of conservation:  a case study of an imperiled salamander.  Unpublished report.  University of Central Florida.  On file, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jacksonville, Florida. 

Means, D.B.  1996.  A preliminary consideration of  highway impacts on herpetofauna inhabiting small, isolated wetlands in the southeastern U.S. Coastal Plain.  Pgs. 1-11 in G.L. Evink, P. Garrett, D. Zeigler, and J. Berry (eds.).  Trends in Addressing Transportation Related Wildlife Mortality.  Proceedings of the Transportation Related Wildlife Mortality Seminar, April 30- May 2, 1996, Orlando Florida.  Florida Department of Transporation, Tallahassee.

Means, D.B.  2001.  Reducing impacts of rare vertebrate that require small isolated water bodies along U.S. Highway 319.  Final Report to Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee.  142 pgs.

Means, D.B.  2003.  Results of the drift fence survey of study pond #1: Apalachicola National Forest, Leon County, Florida June 2002-2003.  Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, MS.  23 pgs.

Means, D. B.  2006.  Vertebrate faunal diversity in longleaf pine savannas.  Pgs. 157-213 in: S. Jose, E. Jokela, and D. Miller (eds.). Longleaf pine ecosystems: ecology, management, and restoration.  Springer-Verlag, New York, New York. 

Means, D.B. and R.C. Means.  1998a.  Distribution of the striped newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus) and gopher frog (Rana capito) in the Munson Sandhills of the Florida panhandle.  Report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, MS. 

Means, D.B. and R.C. Means.  1998b.    Red Hills survey for breeding pond habitat for the flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum), gopher frog (Rana capito), and striped newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus) in the Tallahassee Red Hills of Leon, Gadsen, and Jefferson Counties, Florida, and the Tifton Uplands of Thomas and Grady Counties, Georgia.  Report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, MS. 

Means, D. B. and R. C. Means.  2005.  Chapter 7. Effects of sand pine silviculture on pond-breeding amphibians in the Woodville Karst Plain of north Florida.  Pgs. 56-61 in: W. Meshaka and K. Babbitt (eds.). Status and conservation of Florida amphibians and reptiles.  Krieger Press, Malabar, Florida.

Means, D.B., T.E. Ostertag, and D. Printiss.  1994.  Distribution, habitat ecology, and management of the striped newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus) in the Apalachicola National Forest, Florida.  Final report to the U.S. Forest Service, Tallahassee, Florida.  30 pgs.

Means, D.B., R.C. Means, and R.M. Means.  2008.  Petition to list the striped newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus) as a federally threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.  July 10, 2008.  25 pgs.

Means, D.B., R.C. Means, and R.M. Means.  2010.  Letter from Coastal Plains Institute and Land Conservancy to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the 90-day finding for the striped newt providing status information for Apalachicola National Forest, May 17, 2010.

Means, R.  2008.  Management strategies for Florida’s ephemeral ponds and pond-breeding amphibians.  Final Report to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, Florida.  108 pgs.

Moler, P.E. and R. Franz.  1987.  Wildlife values of small isolated wetlands in the Southeastern Coastal Plains.  Pgs. 235-241 in R.R. Odum, K.A. Riddleberger, and J. C. Ozier (eds.).  Proceedings of the 3rd Southeastern Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Symposium. Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Atlanta, Georgia.

Myer, R.L.  1990.  Scrub and high pine.  Pgs. 150-193 in  R. L. Myer and J.J. Ewel (eds.). Ecosystems of Florida.  University of Central Florida Press, Orlando, Florida,

Ouellet, M., I Mikaelian, B.D. Pauli, J. Rodrigue, and D.M. Green.  2005.  Historical evidence of widespread chytrid infection in North American amphibian populations.  Conservation Biology 19:1523-1739.

Padgett-Flohr, G.E. and J.E. Longcore.  2007.  Taricha torosa (California newt). Fungal infection.  Herpetological Review 38:176-177.

Petranka, J. W. 1998. Salamanders of the United States and Canada. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.  pgs. 448-450.

Petrick, C.  2006.  Telephone interview between Linda LaClaire and Carl Petrick, U.S. Forest Service, Tallahassee, Florida, regarding the use of off-road vehicles near salamander ponds on U.S. Forest Service lands.  September 5, 2006.

Raffel, T.R., T. Bommarito, D.S. Barry, S.M. Witiak, and L.A. Shackelton.  2008.  Widespread infection of the eastern red-spotted newt (Notophthalmus viridecens) by a new species of Amphibiocystidium, a genus of fungus-like mesomycetozona parasites not previously reported in North America.  Parasitology 135:203-215.

Reilly, S. M.  1990.  Biochemical systematics and evolution of the eastern North American newts, genus Notophthalmus (Caudata: Salamandridae).  Herpetologica 46:51-59.

Rothermel, B.B., S. Walls, J. Mitchell, C.K. Dodd, L. Irwin, D. Green, V. Vazquez, J. Petranka, and D. Stevenson.  2008.  Widespread occurrence of the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the southeastern U.S.A.  Disease of Aquatic Organisms 82:3-18.

Ruppert, T. K., T. Ankersen, C. Covington, R. Feinberg, Y. Huang, M. McDonnell and A. Miller. 2008.  Eroding long-term prospects for Florida’s beaches: Florida coastal management policy.  University of Florida Institute for Food and Agriculatural Sciences, Gainesville, Florida.

Semlitsch, R.D.  1998.  Biological delineation of terrestrial buffer zones for pond-breeding salamanders.  Conservation Biology 12:113-119.

Semlitsch, R. D. and J. R. Bodie.  1998.  Are small, isolated wetlands expendable?  Conservation Biology 12:1129-1133.

Semlitsch, R.D., and J.R. Bodie.  2003.  Biological criteria for buffer zones around wetlands and riparian habitats for amphibian and reptiles.  Conservation Biology 17(5):1219-1228.

St. Johns Water Management District.  2005.  Accessed on September 29, 2010.

Smith, L.  2010.  Email received from Lora Smith with Joseph Jones Research Center, Newton, Georgia to Annie Dziergowski, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jacksonville, Florida, regarding the status of striped newt at the Jones Research Center.  September 11, 2010.

Snodgrass, J.W., M.J. Komoroski, A.L. Bryan, Jr., and J. Burger.  2000.  Relationships among isolated wetland size, hydroperiod, and amphibian species richness: Implications for wetland regulations.  Conservation Biology 14:414-419.

Stanton, E. A. and F. Ackerman.  2007.  Florida and climate change: the cost of inaction.  Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts

Stevenson, D.J.  2000.  A review of habitat quality of Georgia historical striped newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus) localities and additional habitat surveys.  Unpublished final report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, Mississippi.  34 pgs. + maps.

Stevenson, D. J. and W. B. Cash.  2008.  Striped newt, Notophthalmus perstriatus.  Pgs. 251-253 in: J. B. Jensen, C. D. Camp, W. Gibbons, and M. J. Elliott, (eds.).  Amphibians and reptiles of Georgia.  The University of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia.

Stevenson, D.J., W.B. Cash, and J. Jensen.  2009.  Georgia Department of Natural Resources species accounts for protected animals: striped newt.  Accessed on September 29, 2010.

Stevenson, D.J., J. Palis, A. Walde, A. Safer, and C. Thawley.  2009.  New distribution records for Georgia amphibians and reptiles.  Herpetological Review 40(2):247-249.

Thomson, W.  2010.  State of public lands resource management need and program accountablility.  Powerpoint presentation presented at The Wildlife Society Florida Chapter annual spring conference, April 21-23, 2010, Tallahassee, Florida.

Trenham, P.C. and H.B. Shaffer.  2005.  Amphibian upland habitat use and its consequences for population viability.  Ecological Applications 15:1158-1168.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army.  2001.  Supreme Court ruling concerning Clean Water Act jurisdiction over isolated waters in Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County V. U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (“SWANCC”).  Memorandum dated January 19, 2001.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army.  2008.  Clean Water Act jurisdiction following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Rapanos V. United States & Carabell v. United States.  Memorandum dated December 02, 2008.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Service].  2006.  Xcel spreadsheet

U.S. Forest Service.  1999.  Accessed on September 29, 2010.

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Wallace, M.P., D. Steveson, and L. LaClaire.  2009.  Captive longevity and size records for the Peninsula newt (Notophthalmus viridescens piaropicola) and striped newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus).  Bulletin Chicago Herpetological Society 44(9):138-139.

Wear, D. N. and J. G. Greis.  2002.  Southern forest resource assessment: summary report.  Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-54. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Asheville, North Carolina.  103 pgs.

Wigley, T.B.  1999.  Final Report Southeast Coastal Plain amphibian study.  NFWF Project #97-074.  42 pgs.

Zhang, P., T. Pepenfuss, M. Wake, L. Qu, and D. Wake.  2008.  Phylogeny and biogeography of the family Salamandridae  (Amphibia: Caudata) inferred from complete mitochondrial genomes.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49:586-597.

Zwick, P. D. and M. H. Carr.  2006.  Florida 2060: a population distribution scenario for the State of Florida.  GeoPlan Center at the Univeristy of Florida.  Gainesville, Florida.  29 pgs.

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