The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Link to Leibniz Association

Centre of Taxonomy and Evolutionary Research (ZTE)



The Centre of Taxonomy and Evolutionary Research (ZTE) covers the classical collection and research branches of ZFMK. The 10 sections of the departments ”Arthropoda“ and ”Vertebrata“ house a total of about 5 million zoological specimens, for research and voucher purposes.

Worldwide research activities lead to a constant growth of the collections. Taxonomy is the traditional research focus of ZTE scientists and their groups, complemented by topics from the field of evolutionary biology.


Arthropoda Department

Vertebrata Department

Contact person

Head of Centre for Taxonomy and Evolutionary Research
Head of Vertebrate Department
Curator Ichthyology
+49 228 9122-255
+49 228 9122-212
f [dot] herder [at] leibniz-zfmk [dot] de