Michael K. Oliver

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Chaetodontoplus duboulayi — one of my fish photos
Neoclytus scutellaris — one of my beetle photos

Michael K. Oliver ZooBank — U.S. ichthyologist & amateur coleopterist
username: MKOliver

My images uploaded to Wikimedia Commons

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  • Oliver, M.K. 2012: Hemitaeniochromis brachyrhynchus, a new species of cichlid fish from Lake Malaŵi, with comments on some other supposed members of the genus (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Zootaxa 3410: 35–50. Preview PDF reference page 
  • Oliver, M.K. & Arnegard, M.E. 2010: A new genus for Melanochromis labrosus, a problematic Lake Malawi cichlid with hypertrophied lips (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 21 (3): 209–232. ISSN: 0936-9902 Abstract PDF
  • Krinsky, W.L. & Oliver, M.K. 2004: Additional records of carabids from Connecticut (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Coleopterists Bulletin, 58 (3): 396–397. PDF
  • Krinsky, W.L. & Oliver, M.K. 2001: Ground beetles of Connecticut (Coleoptera: Carabidae, excluding Cicindelini). An annotated checklist. Connecticut State Geological and Natural History Survey, Bulletin 117, iv+308 pp. Blurb
  • Oliver, M.K. 1996: Death-feigning observed in Hippopsis lemniscata (Fabricius) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Coleopterists Bulletin, 50: 160–161. PDF
  • Oliver, M.K. 1989: [Descriptions of Exochochromis anagenys, Otopharynx brooksi, Otopharynx lithobates, & Placidochromis milomo, in:] Eccles, D.H. & Trewavas, E. 1989: Malawian cichlid fishes. The classification of some Haplochromine genera. Lake Fish Movies, Herten, Germany, 335 pp.
  • Krinsky, W.L. & Oliver, M.K. 1988: Carabids previously unreported from Connecticut (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Coleopterists Bulletin, 42 (4): 387–396. PDF
  • Rodman, J.E., Oliver, M.K., Nakamura, R.R., McClammer, J.U., & Bledsoe, A.H. 1984: A taxonomic analysis and revised classification of Centrospermae. Systematic Botany 9 (3): 297–323. PDF
  • Oliver, M.K. 1984: Systematics of African cichlid fishes: determination of the most primitive taxon, and studies on the haplochromines of Lake Malawi (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, ix + 326 pp. Abstract
  • Oliver, M.K. & McKaye, K.R. 1982: Floating islands: a means of fish dispersal in Lake Malawi, Africa. Copeia, 1982 (4): 748–754. PDF
  • McKaye, K.R. & Oliver, M.K. 1980: Geometry of a selfish school: defence of cichlid young by bagrid catfish in Lake Malawi, Africa. Animal Behaviour, 28 (4): 1287 & Plate 1. doi: 10.1016/S0003-3472(80)80117-5   PDF
  • Oliver, M.K. 1979: Heterochromis multidens: The most plesiomorphic African cichlid fish? American Zoologist, 19: 892. PDF
  • Oliver, M.K. 1975: Labidochromis textilis, a new cichlid fish (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 88: 319–330. PDF
  • Oliver, M.K. 1975: Book review: The freshwater fishes of Rivers Mungo and Meme and Lakes Kotto, Mboandong and Soden, West Cameroon, by E. Trewavas. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 50 (3): 333. doi: 10.1086/408647
  • Oliver, M.K. & Loiselle, P.V. 1972: A new genus and species of cichlid of the mbuna group (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines, 86: 309–320. PDF