The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

Vertebrata Department



The Vertebrates Dept. has four sections: Theriology (mammals), Ornithology (birds), Herpetology (reptiles, amphibians), and Ichthyology (fishes). Staff in the Dept. actualls includes six researchers and four technicians. Research projects regularly involve postdocs and students on all levels (BSc, MSc, PhD), mainly  from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn. Honorary and visiting scientists support research and collection work.


Ichthyology (Fishes)

Ornithology (Birds)

Mammology (Mammals)

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.herder [at]