Determination and recording of soil animals

Here it crawls and flies

Within the project „museum4punkt0“  an online portal for the native soil animals bipeds, centipedes and terrestrial isopods (Diplopoda, Chilopoda, Oniscidea) will be developed at the Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz until 2020.

With the support of citizen scientists, intuitive, understandable and lay-friendly interactive identification keys for PCs and smartphones are being developed for the approximately 250 species.

For the animal groups that are little known to the public, there are profiles for each species (e.g. distribution, ecology, description, pictures).

You have the opportunity to submit reports of finds to the portal, to participate in science yourself, and thus to play an active role in researching the distribution, abundance, and ecology of these soil animals.


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