Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt/M.

Terrestrial Zoology

At the Department of Terrestrial Zoology we study the diversity and evolution of land animals. Our extensive collections are the basis of this research, but also a vital platform for international collaboration and exchange. In six sections we examine the present-day, historical and ancient diversity of birds, amphibians, reptiles, spiders and insects and their evolution. The results of this research mainly contribute to Senckenberg’s Research Fields Biodiversity, Systematics and Evolution and Biodiversity and Environment.