Paul Oliver with legless lizards

Paul Oliver is a Curator of Vertebrates at Queensland Museum Network and Lecturer at Griffith University. He works on the evolution, biogeography and conservation of Australian animals (in short - how are animals related to each other, where do they live, why do they live there, and how do we ensure they keep living there!). Paul has published over 80 papers and described nearly 70 new species.


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide

Research projects supported by Project DIG

Legless lizards of Queensland

Exploring the diversity and history of Queensland's rainforests

Diversity patterns in Brigalow Belt species

Research publications supported by Project DIG

Worthington Wilmer J, Amey A, McDougal C, Venz M, Peck S, and Oliver PM. (2020) Comparative mitochondrial phylogeography of two legless lizards (Pygopodidate) from Queensland’s fragmented woodlands. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution special issue

Blog posts written by Paul

Do you DIG legless lizards?

New stories from old specimens: understanding the history of one of Australia's rarest parrots

A new lizard genus from the mountains of north Queensland