Mammalogie-Görlitz: Gruppenfoto



The historical vertebrate collection comes mainly from the 19th century. The majority of the population is made up of habit preparations from birds from all continents. Numerous species are represented in a few copies each. The mammalian collection has essentially only been built up since 1980.

Today the scientific requirements and our own research determine the profile of the collection.

The concept of the collection includes the securing and preservation of vertebrates found dead with long-term preservation obligations. However, it also takes into account special collections of materials according to the requirements of current research projects.

Particularly noteworthy are extensive series of skulls and skeletons of native predators and small mammals, as well as population series of bird skeletons.


617 mounted skinsfor excibitions, faunistical records
2.459 skins/round skinsfaunistical records, population series
21.808 skulls, skeletonsfaunistical records, population series
13.000 skulls from owl pelletsfaunistical records, population series
127 fluid-preserved specimensfaunistical records, embryos, organs


6.118 mounted skinsfor excibitions, faunistical records
1.153 round skinsfaunistical records
3.163 skeletons population series
2.263 clutches of eggs faunistical records

Cryo Collection

8.832 tissue samples (cryo collection)for genetic analyses, contamination analyses
392 reptiles
455 amphibians
285 fishes

Lower vertebrates