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Anthony Gill

Curator, natural history
BSc (Hons) PhD UNE
Anthony Gill

Tony Gill has had more than 30 years of experience volunteering or working in natural history museums, beginning with an internship at the Australian Museum in 1981. Prior to joining the Macleay Museum in 2010, he was a researcher of shallow marine fishes for the Natural History Museum, London, and museum curator in the School of Life Sciences and assistant director for collections in the International Institute for Species Exploration, Arizona State University.

Tony received his PhD from the University of New England in 1991 based on research conducted at the Australian Museum. He was later a Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow in the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. and Lerner-Gray Research Fellow in the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

Dr Gill's ORCID ID can be viewed here.

  • Taxonomy of the dottyback fish subfamily Pseudoplesiopinae, with Professor A.J. Edwards (University of Newcastle, U.K.)
  • Identification of fish type specimens in the Macleay Museum
  • Description of new dottyback fishes from Indonesia, with Dr G.R. Allen (Western Australian Museum) and Dr M.V. Erdmann (Conservation International, Indonesia)
  • Generic classification and relationships of anthiadine serranid fishes
  • Classification and relationships of gobioid fishes, with R.D. Mooi (Manitoba Museum, Canada)
  • Description of new labrid fishes, with Y.K. Tea (University of Sydney) and Dr H. Senou (Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History
  • Type specimens of coral species described by Julian Tenison-Woods in the Macleay Collections, with Dr S.D. Cairns (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution).
  • Taxonomic reviews of various Australian anthiadine fish genera, with J. Pogonoski (Australan National Fish Collection, Hobart) and F. Walsh (Kuranda, Queensland). 
  • Review of New Zealand species of Plectranthias (Serranidae: Anthiadinae), with Dr C.D. Roberts (Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa).
  • Co-curator, Natural Selections, Chau Chak Wing Museum, the University of Sydney, November 2020 – present
  • Co-curator, Stuffed, stitched and studied: Taxidermy in the 19th century, Macleay Museum, the University of Sydney, November 2014 – May 2015
  • Co-curator, The meaning of life: Celebrating 50 years of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney, Macleay Museum, the University of Sydney, 28 September 2012 – 8 March 2013
In press
  • Parnaby, H. & A.C. Gill. In press. ‘Mammal type specimens in the Macleay Collections, University of Sydney’. Zootaxa
  • Gill, A.C. & R. Winterbottom. In press. ‘Family Pseudochromidae’. Pp. 115. In: P.C. Heemstra, E. Heemstra, D. Ebert, W. Holleman & J.E. Randall (eds). Coastal Fishes of the Western Indian Ocean, Volume 3.
  • Gill, A.C. In press. ‘Subfamily Anisochrominae’. Pp. 116–117, pl. 36. In: P.C. Heemstra, E. Heemstra, D. Ebert, W. Holleman & J.E. Randall (eds). Coastal Fishes of the Western Indian Ocean, Volume 3.
  • Gill, A.C. In press. ‘Subfamily Pseudoplesiopinae’. Pp. 124–131, pls 36–38, 40, 45. In: P.C. Heemstra, E. Heemstra, D. Ebert, W. Holleman & J.E. Randall (eds). Coastal Fishes of the Western Indian Ocean, Volume 3.
  • Gill, A.C. In press. ‘Subfamily Pseudochrominae’. Pp. 131–146, pls 40–45. In: P.C. Heemstra, E. Heemstra, D. Ebert, W. Holleman & J.E. Randall (eds). Coastal Fishes of the Western Indian Ocean, Volume 3.
  • Gill, A.C. In press. ‘Family Xenisthmidae’. In: P.C. Heemstra, E. Heemstra, D. Ebert, W. Holleman & J.E. Randall (eds). Coastal Fishes of the Western Indian Ocean, Volume 5.
  • Gill, A.C., J.J. Pogonoski, G.I. Moore & J.W. Johnson. 2021. ‘Review of Australian species of Plectranthias Bleeker and Selenanthias Tanaka (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae), with description of four new species’. Zootaxa 4918(1): 1–116. 
  • Pogonoski, J.J. & A.C. Gill. In press. ‘Taxonomy of Dactylanthias Bleeker (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae)’. Zootaxa 4926(3): 417–430.
  • Gill, A.C. & S. Michalski. 2020. ‘Osteological evidence for monophyly of the Leiognathidae (Teleostei: Acanthomorpha: Acanthuriformes)’. Zootaxa 4732(3): 409–421.
  • Gill, A.C. & C.D. Roberts. 2020. ‘Plectranthias cruentus, a new species of anthiadine perchlet (Teleostei: Serranidae) from the Lord Howe Rise, Tasman Sea’. Zootaxa 4750(4): 560–566.
  • Tea, Y.K. & A.C. Gill. 2020. ‘Systematic reappraisal of the anti-equatorial fish genus Microcanthus Swainson (Teleostei: Microcanthidae), with redescription and resurrection of Microcanthus joyceae Whitley’. Zootaxa 4802(1): 41–60. 
  • Tea, Y.K., A.C. Gill & H. Senou. 2020. ‘Two new species of Pseudojuloides from Western Australia and southern Japan, with a redescription of Pseudojuloides elongatus (Teleostei: Labridae)’. Copeia 108(3): 551–569.
  • Tea, Y.K., B.D. Greene, J.L. Earle & A.C. Gill. 2020. ‘Two new species of pencil wrasses (Teleostei: Labridae: Pseudojuloides) from Micronesia and the Marquesan Islands’. Copeia 108(3): 679–691. 
  • Gill, A.C., W.D. Anderson Jr & J.T. Williams. 'Anthias albofasciatus Fowler & Bean, 1930, a junior synonym of Tosana niwae Smith & Pope, 1906 (Serranidae: Anthiadinae)'. Zootaxa
  • Gill, A.C. & J.M. Leis. 'Phylogenetic position of the fish genera Lobotes, Datnioides and Hapalogenys, with a reappraisal of acanthuriform composition and relationships based on adult and larval morphology'. Zootaxa
  • Tea, Y.K., C. Van Der Wal, W.B. Ludt, A.C. Gill, N. Lo, S.Y.W. Ho. 2019. ‘Boomeranging around Australia: historical biogeography and systematics of the anti-equatorial fish Microcanthus strigatus (Teleostei: Microcanthidae)’. Molecular Ecology 28: 3771–3785.
  • Gill, A.C. & B.C. Russell. 2019. 'Redescription of Anthias xanthomaculatus Fourmanoir and Rivaton, and its reassignment in the genus Odontanthias Bleeker (Teleostei: Serranidae)'. Zootaxa 4568(1): 177–184.
  • Tea, Y.K., A.C. Gill & H. Senou. 2019. 'Chromis tingting, a new species of damselfish from mesophotic coral ecosystems of southern Japan, with notes on C. mirationis Tanaka (Teleostei: Pomacentridae)'. Zootaxa 4586(2): 249–260.
  • Gill, A.C., S.V. Bogorodsky & A.O. Mal. 2019. 'Description of a second species of Gymnoxenisthmus from the Red Sea (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Xenisthmidae)'. Zootaxa 4590(1): 177–183.
  • Tea, Y.K., B.W. Frable & A.C. Gill. 2018. 'Cirrhilabrus cyanogularis, a new species of fairy wrasse from the Philippines and Indonesia (Teleostei: Labridae)'. Zootaxa 4418(6): 577–587.
  • Gill, A.C. & P.N. Psomadakis. 2018. 'Pseudanthias emma new species, with notes on a collection of anthiadine serranid fishes from off Myanmar (eastern Indian Ocean)'. Zootaxa 4455(3): 525–536.
  • Gill, A.C., B.C. Russell & G. Nelson. 2018. 'F.L. Castelnau’s Norman River fishes housed in the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney'. Zootaxa 4459(3): 565–574.
  • Gill, A.C. & R.D. Mooi. 2017. 'Biogeography of Australian marine fishes'. Pp.101–128. In: M.C. Ebach (ed.) Handbook of Australasian Biogeography. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. 
  • Gill, A.C., S.V. Bogorodsky & A.O. Mal. 2017. 'Review of Red Sea Xenisthmus (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Xenisthmidae), with description of a new species'. Zootaxa 4286(2): 203–214.
  • Gill, A.C., G.R. Allen & M.V. Erdmann. 2017. 'Pseudochromis stellatus, a new species of dottyback from Indonesia (Teleostei: Pseudochromidae)'. Zootaxa 4338(2): 333–340.
  • Gill, A.C., Y.K. Tea & H. Senou. 2017. 'Pseudanthias tequila, a new species of anthiadine serranid fish from the Ogasawara and Mariana Islands'. Zootaxa 4341(1): 67–76.
  • Tea, Y.K. & A.C. Gill. 2017. 'Cirrhilabrus shutmani, a new fairy wrasse from the Philippine Islands (Teleostei: Labridae)'. Zootaxa 4341(1): 77–88.
  • Gill, A.C., Y.K. Tea & H. Senou. 2017. 'Navigobius kaguya, a new species of ptereleotrine goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the West Pacific'. Zootaxa 4347(2): 371–380.
  • Mooi, R.D. & A.C. Gill. 2016. 'Hennig’s auxiliary principle and reciprocal illumination revisited'. Pp. 258–285. In: D. Williams, M. Schmitt & Q. Wheeler (eds) The Future of Phylogenetic Systematics: The Legacy of Willi Hennig. The Systematics Association, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Tea, Y.K. & A.C. Gill. 2016. 'Synchiropus sycorax, new species of dragonet from the Philippines (Teleostei: Callionymidae)'. Zootaxa 4173(1): 85–93.
  • Gill, A.C. & H. Senou. 2016. 'Pseudochromis yamasakii, new species of dottyback fish from Japan (Teleostei: Pseudochromidae: Pseudochrominae)'. Zootaxa 4173(3): 296–300.
  • Gill, A.C. & J.J. Pogonoski. 2016. 'Pseudotrichonotus belos new species, first record of the fish family Pseudotrichonotidae from Australia (Teleostei: Aulopiformes)'. Zootaxa 4205(2): 189–193.
  • Gill, A.C., Y.K. Tea & H. Senou. 2016. 'Plectranthias takasei, new species of anthiadine fish from southern Japan (Teleostei: Serranidae)'. Zootaxa 4205(4): 349–356.