Robert Rush Miller

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Robert Rush Miller
Born(1916-04-23)April 23, 1916
DiedFebruary 10, 2003(2003-02-10) (aged 86)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan

Robert Rush Miller (April 23, 1916 – February 10, 2003) "was an important figure in American ichthyology and conservation from 1940 to the 1990s."

He was born in Colorado Springs, earned his bachelor's degree at University of California, Berkeley in 1938, a master's degree at the University of Michigan in 1943, and a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1944. He received tenure at the University of Michigan in 1954.

Together with W. L. Minckley, he discovered a new species of platyfish, Xiphophorus gordoni, that they named in honor of Dr Myron Gordon. He served as the ichthyological editor of Copeia from 1950 to 1955.

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Selected publications[edit]

  • Miller, Robert R. and Minckley, W. L. (1963) "Xiphophorus gordoni, A New Species of Platyfish from Coahuila, Mexico" Copeia 1963(3): pp. 538–546
  • Lagler, Karl Frank; Bardach, John E. and Miller, Robert Rush (1962) Ichthyology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, OCLC 61070182 (textbook)
  • Miller, Robert Rush, Wendell L. Minckley, and Steven Mark Norris. Freshwater fishes of Mexico. University of Chicago Press, 2005.
  • Hubbs, C. L., and R. R. Miller. 1948. The Great Basin with emphasis on glacial and postglacial times. II. The zoological evidence. Univ. Utah Bull. 38:17-166
  • Miller, Robert Rush. Man and the changing fish fauna of the American Southwest. Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, 1961.
  • Miller, R.R. 1972. Threatened Freshwater Fishes of the United States. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 101, 239–252.